Definitely not used to flying outside of Sweden. I could barely believe my eyes when they gave me a menu and I could pick whatever option I wanted - alcohol, warm food to a snack. They had metal cutlery. For some reason that impressed me more than the absurd fact that was sitting in something that was flying?
Funniest part of today must be when I asked for a bottle of water in one of the shops at the airport in Moscow and they had a few bottles of water from different parts of the world to chose from. The woman behind the counter looked at me when I said "I would like to have a bottle of water please" and she then gave me the one from Britain.
Left traffic in Singapore? Everybody is walking and standing on the left side and it's sort of a weird feeling when you're used to the strictly 'stand on the right side to not get in trouble' way of thinking in Stockholm. It took me more than 20 minutes to walk through half of the airport. This place is crazy, the distance between everything is stressing me out but the toiletts and the vibe here is amazing.
I haven't slept anything on any of the airplanes so far. The chairs are uncomfortable and there are Russians talking loudly in every corner despite time of the day. No disrespect to them. But even the staff was upset. I get it though, time and place gets really confusing flying so far.
There were a couple next to me, newly married from Russia. They didn't understand English and the staff started handing out gifts for special occasions (asking if they were newly wdded) the woman told him no. She had no clue what he was really trying to say. Luckily I had seen her scroll through some of her wedding pictures and helped them out. So they got a goodie bag with presents and a beautiful chocolate cake in the end.
On the plane between Singapore and Auckland I sat next to another couple from New Zealand. They were really cute, the woman had done Thai Chi and ballet and she somehow managed to jump over her husband and me instead of making us stand up so that she could walk by. She has a grandson. I'm just saying. Bawse. After that 9 hour flight I got their number and their offer to help me out if anything happens. It was definitley a great start for my time here in New Zealand.
33 hours of no sleep, red eyes and a confused but happy face later, I arrived at my home in NZ before midnight and I finally got some sleep.