Travel Diary: My first EVER 8hour flight – Yikes!
I’ve been away for so long, that I am not even sure how to begin this blog post! I should just apologise profusely and cry a lot, but FINALLY travelling abroad was way too good to be sitting in front of my computer. But low and behold, I have returned.
Myself and Taahirah, both first time travellers joined a bunch of ladies! Experienced in both, travel and LIFE.
The first part of our twelve day trip started with a lot of nerves! Not only because I was travelling without my family, or because I was yet to discover a beautiful new country, far away! But nerves, because I was going to be on an eight hour flight to Dubai!! Hate to state the obvious here, but I am slightly terrified of flying… yeah I would rather do something fun and adrenalin shattering, on land, but the take-off and the landing in an airplane seems to be the most daunting thing ever.
Everyone gave me some tips and tricks and in case I forget, I needed to breathe, which funny enough, I sometimes did when I’m about to take off. I decided to take the brave step of not popping any pills at first… because I had to truly experience the adrenalin before I popped pills that may have made me sleep throughout a flight I may have enjoyed.
Emirates is incredible! The flight attendants are simply beautiful, I started day dreaming about how I would have ever thought I could have been amongst the crew. Because I applied a few years ago! LOL I had to stand on the seat to grab my overhead luggage and I’m guessing that wasn’t particularly graceful on my part.
I sat there, I doubt my seat belt could have been any tighter, but I sat next to really cool hippie guy, Kobus, that started talking pretty much immediately, and Taahirah was right beside me as well, she even held my hand LOL yes I’m officially a baby!!!
Anyway… It wasn’t all that bad and I think I had more anxiety from the anticipation than the actual event! I LIVED!!! Shortly after the take-off there was a tiny bit of turbulence so I done the safe thing I took the motion sickness pill. There after it was pretty much smooth sailing!
Taahirah is one of the most helpful and caring friends I have and she was amazing! Ps. her occupation as a nurse could not be more suited to her character! The flight was so much fun, apart from catching a miniature snooze, we watched some movies, expressed how excited we were, and of course went on a few little walkabouts on the plane.
Kobus was telling me about his amazing wife-to-be who lives in England. They do a lot of goodwill projects and truly live like hippies, how amazing?! They are married now just want to wish them all the very best in their amazing new life together!!!
Over the next few weeks I will be uploading the different amazing snippets from our holiday abroad. Dubai and Italy were absolutely amazing! I feel truly blessed to have seen the extraordinary places and to have met the people I did on this trip!
Here are a few of the many photos I’ve collected on this trip!