What I Ate With Jet Lag

Mabuhay!!  I’ve been back for less than 48 hours and I realise I should have just called this post “Eat-Sleep-Repeat”…

I can’t seem to stay awake more than 4 hours at a time, nor can I seem to stay asleep either.  I’m sure those of you travelling between North America (or Europe) and Asia can relate.

There are certainly steps one can take to minimise jet lag, such as spending time in the sunshine, staying awake as long as possible during the day, not giving in to the almost crushing desire to take a nap at 4pm (that will undoubtedly result in sleeping until 10pm & prolonging your misery), and avoiding caffeine and alcohol.

Did I do any of these things?  Not yet… …

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On Jet Lag

Gorgeous spring peonies are still in bloom in Colorado!

Gorgeous spring peonies are still in bloom in Colorado!

I just experienced the longest Thursday of my life.

I woke up at 4am in Manila, ready for a 19 hour trip to the US- the shortest, best connections ever!!  We were scheduled for a 2:20pm arrival in Denver, perfect for getting over jet lag quickly.  But what actually happened was that our plane turned around 3 hours outside Tokyo due to a “medical emergency.”  I put “medical emergency” in quotes because the reality was …

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