The Dust of Two DesertsJune 22, 2017
(part 6 of 6. In transit)
back to the airport (see part 2 “The Nearly Terminal”)
126 .. Travelling light means that I carry just two pairs of shoes (a lightweight black leather business pair and a pair of comfortable running shoes)*
* After shooting video in both the Nevada and Gobi deserts, my runners were coated with multiple layers of fine dust. Trekking over a mountain to a remote Chinese village, rinsed them clean!
127 .. Commemorate your trip with photographs, but be selective. You have a large capacity analogue storage device in your head. It is preferable to remember, rather than abdicate in favour of a digital recording, or isolate yourself by constantly viewing your surroundings via a screen
128 .. Breathe.
If you can’t change it, or work around it, just chill and accept it!
There is no point having a heart attack over a long delay or even a 24 hour flight postponement. Attempt other routings or transport options. However, if none can be found, utilise the extra time to relax or explore some local hospitality. Enjoy the experience
This six part Frequent Flyer series:
“The Itinerant Itinerary”
(Frequent Flyer, part 1 of 6. Logistics)
“The Vacuum Pack”
(Frequent Flyer, part 2 of 6. In preparation)
“The Nearly Terminal”
(Frequent Flyer, part 3 of 6. Before departure)
“The Forty Hour Wednesday”
(Frequent Flyer, part 4 of 6. In the air)
“A Degree in Airports”
(Frequent Flyer, part 5 of 6. Upon arrival)
“The Dust of Two Deserts”
(Frequent Flyer, part 6 of 6. In transit)
Airlines Reporting Corporation
Australia Post debit cards
DuckDuckGo (search engine)
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Jet Lag Rooster
Omni Hotels & Resorts
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
US State Department (passports & travel)
US State Department (Smart Traveler)
US State Department (travel alerts)
US State Department (travel documents)
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
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