“Around” the world in 40 days (Part 2)

Manila, Philippines | March 17-24

Prior to the flight from Paris to Abu Dhabi, I was secretly hoping to be upgraded from economy to business class. Lo and behold! One flight later, despite having checked-in online, I was so surprised to know upon boarding that I was bumped to the front section of the Abu Dhabi-Manila segment. Hello business class with built-in massage chair! Thanks Etihad Airways!

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“Around” the world in 40 days

Exactly a month ago, my craziest travel experience to date started. I saw myself spending an awful lot of time catching trains and sleeping in airports. It’s unimaginable that I somehow managed to avoid the jet lag and kept myself stress-free as I enjoyed every minute of the journey. I feel like I was a rockstar doing a world tour.

Today is different. I have nowhere to go. This is the first weekend in the past month where I will just stay put in my own bed. I’ll probably continue reading The Hunger Games and watch some TV series that I missed. What about cleaning my room or going for a nice run along the beach? Or, just get that much needed sleep? First, I’ll reminisce what happened…

Warning: This is going to be my longest post yet as I cannot compress a month’s worth of travel in a very concise article. Do not read if you’re not interested. Ü

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