From La La Land to the T(h)ai’s

Hello from Taipei, Taiwan! Well, hello from the airport terminal hotel. I made it all the way across the Pacific to my layover destination. EVA Air was impressive for economy; two vegetarian meals complete with fresh fruit and veggies, juice, and beer. I ordered a Hindu meal and I got some pretty good rice and spicy veggies. The flight wasn’t full so I moved to the and got to stretch across two seats. After the meal and a corny Barbra Streisand Seth Rogan comedy, I popped my ZzQuil and was out for a glorious 10 hours, give or take. My rear end was numb a few times but overall it was good. My suggestions for anyone embarking on a long flight, bring an eye-mask, earplugs, snacks, LOTS of water, socks, and a light pullover in case it’s chilly. The ear plugs kept me sane from the baby in the row ahead crying on and off the entire flight. Many hours later I made it to Novotel for a few hours of sleep before I have to be back on the plane for another 5 or so hours to Thailand. It’s so close I can almost touch it! Almost.
Feeling happy, healthy, and hopeful.