On a recent wonder | wander |world blog, Panganod, redux – we posted Mahala’s wonderful images of the skies as she flew back to London.
|Flying through some turbulence.|
wonder | wander | women now posts images of the happy trails I flew through on my return Stateside.
|On the first leg of a long journey back.|
Returning home can be quite an ordeal for us, as either way it involves many stages and over 24 hours of travel through three international hubs and one domestic airport.
Flying from New York to Hong Kong alone is already sixteen hours. Even with no delays and bags checked straight through, a two hour layover is barely enough time to transit through immigration and get to the gate in time to board for the Philippines.
|Bacolod-Silay domestic terminal|
|NAIA Terminal 3, Metro Manila|
Then there's the nightmare of domestic travel in the Philippines. Crap airports, delayed flights, smelly toilets without toilet paper, cold metal benches, the whole village there to greet you, strong pungent smells, the awful heat.
|Overcrowded & Overbuilt|
|Murky siltation in our seas.|
It's a wonder we ever travel here. So what are the perks that keep us coming home for more punishment? Family! Friends! Food! And the clearest blue skies - that make it all worthwhile!
|Looking down at smokers - Hong Kong|
|Looking out at the view - Hong Kong|
You'll just have to take our word for it. Better yet, wait for our next blog and join us on the adventures we got ourselves into as we flew clear across the globe!
|Coming into New York|
|Over here in New Jersey|
Wherever we choose to go, home is where our hearts roost.