I am typing this while we are on our way to Kuala Lumpur. We got these dirt cheap flights from Perth with Malindo Air for around $ 300 return (can you believe it?!) so we decided it was time to explore this big city. There is something special about exploring a place you have not been to before and it is like you are expanding your horizons. Over time I am learning to let go and be more in the moment rather than having to be in control all the time. That means I choose to not pre book tours and preplan everything. To let the experience unfold.
The more you travel the more you figure out those little tricks that make flights even more enjoyable. Have you ever gotten to the gate and seen a certain type of kid that looked like a handful? You board your plane and take your designated seat. As the plane fills up the seats next to you are still empty. You are already thinking this couldn’t possibly get any better. Then you realise that the energiser bunny kid is in the row next to you. As the lights are turned off the kid has a tantrum… By the time you get off the flight you are more exhausted than after a marathon.
When I tried this for the first time I was amazed. How effective yet simple it was. You put these funky coloured ear plugs in and it is like you are in another world. The scene around you becomes much more peaceful. Noises don’t bother you as much and you arrive at your destination much more relaxed.