I love new places. I like to say that I love travelling but to be honest, that’s a big lie! It’s really the experience that comes with a new location and meeting new people that I love. I love eating new kinds of meals and enjoying different weathers and traditions. Trust me, I love all these things. What I do not understand is why I have to get into a car, boat or airplane to get there. Don’t get me wrong, I want the experience too but I hate having to sleep and wake up only to find out, I am still suspended in the air. Surviving a long flight is for the strong but if I can learn to be strong, then you too can learn.
Before I get into the details, let me gist you small. I get anxious when I have to travel. The thought of the trip keeps me awake and I mean wide awake. I don’t even sleep before my trips. I’ve been like this for as long as I can remember. My first trip outside the country was after my secondary school. My mum thought it would be a good idea to take me on a business trip. I was THRILLED! That flight was for about 6 hours or a little over that and I just couldn’t wait to get to my destination. UGH! You get the point ba? I sha can’t stand it.
The next time I had to travel, I went on my own and this time my flight was for 20 hours in total. 6 hours to the first location, a long layover and then another 14 hours to my main destination. You don’t even want to hear the panic in my heart. Let me just tell you all the things I did that you should not do. Consider this a DON’T list. Trust me. I want the best for you
DON’T EAT JUNK
If someone told me that 14 hours was too long to not expect my stomach to mess me up, I sure would have had a good laugh and said “You don’t know what’s going on” but yh! It messed me up real good. Let’s leave it like that. Sha sha don’t try it. Eat good food that will not make you panic anyhow.
DON’T WEAR TIGHT CLOTHES
Hmm! Ladies and Gentlemen! Please don’t involve yourself in any uncomfortable dressing all in the name of fashion. Just take it that you’re going home and you’ll be home for the next 14 hours. Dress for comfort! Dress only for comfort. I wore very tight jeans and even sitting down was a problem. I don’t even know!
DON’T WEAR OPEN CLOTHES
There’s a reason why they give you blankets on every long flight. They know they are about to turn up that AC. Wear covered clothes and if possible, sweaters and socks. You’ll thank me for this
DON’T FORGET A NECK PILLOW
I spent more time adjusting my neck than I spent sleeping. Find yourself a good neck pillow and carry that thing with pride. You’ll be grateful for that. Your neck will not hurt you and you won’t need to beg someone for their shoulder. LOL
Luckily for us, travelstart has a guide for some of us that will need it. Look at it and implement them on your next trip
I’m back guys! I know this took a really long time but I want you to check out my update. A lot has changed. You need to get up to speed.
So here’s my survival kit for you. What’s your survival method when you have a long flight?