My first flight went well. (Only) 6+ hours and it seemed to pass quite quickly. I had secured a window seat and as we left Adelaide I was surprised by the patchwork quilt of green and gold fields. I'm so used to seeing brown.
But soon all the colour variations faded into familiar red of the outback. It was a bit of a shock to see the vibrant blue sea reaching into coves and inlets as we crossed the north west coast. Massive expanses of sea were now only occasionally punctuated by islands or a massive volcano in Indonesia.
I kept myself entertained with a couple of movies. To my excitement, in their art house selection they had Pi an intense black and white film that I hadn't seen in ages. Loved seeing it again. The other film was Grand Budapest Hotel which was also great though I have to confess to nodding off a couple of times. May try to catch it again to fill in the pieces.
On arrival in Singapore I managed to successfully navigate my way out of the airport and to my hotel for the night. It was still located a fair way out from downtown Singapore so I decided there wasn't enough to entice me away from the coolness of my room and the comfort and size of a bed (that came as a pleasant surprise after the first impressions of the hotel lobby).
I slept well, despite the occasional nagging thoughts of potentially forgotten details or arrangements.
Now I'm back at the airport. Here in plenty of time thanks to the airline pickup service. A croissant and coffee for breakfast and water to rehydrate; all set to go for part two now.
Next stop London.