Check in- check
Luggage- check. We actually get to check in our bags (pretty light this year at 12kg for the entire trip- in an effort to be more minimalistic than last year) as well as 2 overly large extra ones bound for a hospital/ orphanage/ midwifery centre supported by The Healing Tree in Perth (an initiative set up by a Perth doctor). Thai Airways have been generous enough to accommodate the extra stuff because it's going to a charitable organisation.
Day pack- check. Got my travel docs, my money- all 4 currencies, my camera, my ipod, my iphone, blah, blah, blah
Voting- check. Polling booths have been set up for absentee voting in the Western Australian state election scheduled for March 9, 2013 (Liberal landslide as it turns out). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Australian_state_election,_2013
Duty Free Shops- check. There is a promotion going on where they give you fortune cookies containing your awesome discount - the discount promotion ends today so they are giving away fists full of cookies. Apply moisturiser, anti-aging cream, eye gel, body lotion- this practice is commonly known as preloading!!!! it's going to be ruthlessly dry in Nepal. Dont buy
anything- who needs perfume or duty free Baileys trekking?
Coffee- check. As it turns out we are sooooooo early that we fit in two coffees and about a dozen fortune cookies (offering lots of discounted mens cologne and watches) and read the paper and do the crossword and ....
Get on plane- check
Dinner. In-flight magazine. Seat back in-flight entertainment unit (SBIFEU)- check. I am SET!!!- 6.5 hrs featuring Alex Cross http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1712170/
(5/10) The Candidate http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790886/
(4/10) Bear Grylls
- I now know how to make a diving mask to allow me to catch conch shells, how to use white water to make progress in evil terrain rather than walking, and how to drink water out of muddy rock pools- the trick being to find the natural spring water bubbling out from the naturally filtering limestone rock concealed below the surface. Easy...(on the eye, that is). 10/10. Reality http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/reality_2013/
I fell asleep so can't rate this one.
Bus to terminal, bus to Mariya Hotel - boutiqueified (is this a word), close by, decent price. Sleep, up v early, back to terminal, back on bus, back on
Getting every possible step in- training, training, training
a plane - the real bit starts now...
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