I love going to new locations and experiencing new landscapes, sites and culture, even though I don’t like the actual traveling.
I live an hour away from the airport and it’s recommended to arrive an hour prior to the flight time. Our local airport is rather small and rarely flies direct. This results in at least two flights with a layover in-between to get anything. It makes for a long morning! By the time I arrive anywhere, I am correctly suffering from a headache, dehydration and exhaustion. I often end up with a stuffy nose, sore throat and clogged ears. I blame the unpleasant temperature swings and awful indoor air conditions. The airport terminals are correctly overheated. I peel off our jacket and try to find a seat that isn’t directly getting hit by the heating vents. I don’t dare drink too much water because I don’t like using the bathroom on the plane. Once we finally get located on the plane, I nearly freeze to death. I make sure to turn off that little air vent over our head, but it does little good. The airplane has some genre of ventilation system that circulates the air. It’s supposed to keep the air fresh and clean. Instead, the airplane is horribly freezing and filled with peculiar odors, but people are always bringing odory food onboard with them, and someone always seems to be coughing or sneezing. I wrap up in our jacket and shiver the whole time. The people I was with and I then land at the next airport and the process starts all over again. It’s always a relief to arrive at our endpoint. Once I check into our hotel, I instantly adjust the temperature control to our love and gulp about a gallon of water.