Saturday, February 6, 2010

Egypt (68) Jet Lag Hits Hard

Egypt (1) The Idea to go
Egypt (2) Incheon Airport
Egypt (3) Turkish Airlines
Egypt (4) Breakfast is served and it's raining
Egypt (5) Istanbul: Hello Turkey!
Egypt (6) Istanbul: City Tour begins
Egypt (7) Istanbul: Turkish Islamic Art Museum
Egypt (8) Istanbul: Blue Mosque
Egypt (9) Istanbul: Blue Mosque Beanie Drama
Egypt (10) Istanbul: Lunch
Egypt (11) Istanbul: Hagia Sophia
Egypt (12) Istanbul: Grand Bazaar
Egypt (13) Istanbul: Snow Storm
Egypt (14) Istanbul: Goodbye Turkey!
Egypt (15) Arriving in Cairo
Egypt (16) Meeting mum, breakfast and Dana
Egypt (17) Pyramids and Sphinx

Egypt (18) Perfume Factory
Egypt (19) Jeweler
Egypt (20) Mit Rahina Museum
Egypt (21) Step Pyramid
Egypt (22) Bumpy Car Ride
Egypt (23) Lunch & Shopping
Egypt (37) Mohammad, Airtime & Security Guy
Egypt (38) Dinner & Galabya Party
Egypt (39) Love Story - Photoshopped
Egypt (40) Temple of Horus, Edfu
Egypt (41) Sail to Luxor & Sundeck Shananigans
Egypt (42) Hello, Mr Sailor!
Egypt (43) Luxor TempleEgypt
Egypt (44) My Sundeck Proposal
Egypt (45) West Bank of Luxor & Colossi of Memnon
Egypt (46) Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Egypt (47) Alabaster Factory
Egypt (48) Valley of the Kings
Egypt (49) Avenue of Sphinx
Egypt (50) Falafel Lunch
Egypt (51) Karnak Temple
Egypt (52) Goodbye, Luxor!
Egypt (53) From Luxor to Cairo
Egypt (54) Mum's Last Night in Cairo
Egypt (55) Coptic Cairo
Eygpt (56) Khan el-Khalili Market
Egypt (57) Hotel Gift Shop
Egypt (58) QT with mum
Egypt (59) From airtime to jewelry
Egypt (60) Dinner with mum
Egypt (61) Mum leaves Egypt
Egypt (62) Downtown Cairo on Friday Night
Egypt (63) Goodbye, Cairo!
Egypt (64) Flight's delayed, it's a sign!
Egypt (65) From Cairo to Istanbul
Egypt (66) Transit in Turkey
Egypt (67) From Istanbul to Seoul

On Monday, February 1 2010 I wake up bright and early and go to work. I feel good and energized. Some teachers even tell me that I look good...that I'm glowing!

This lasts only for a few hours, because by 5pm, my body starts to take strain.

I'm so tired, but I can't fall asleep.  I think I close my eyes for about 2 hours only. I go to work, puffy-eyed and feeling ill. It feels like my body is filled with lead. I can't even eat. I can't sleep again. I have no classes on Wednesday and as much as I don't want to, I have to take the day off to recover. I'm glad I did, otherwise I would have gotten worse.

People underestimate the power of jet lag. While it can suck you into a thick dark sleep for many hours, it can also mess with your routine as your body has to adjust to the different timezones, recovery from the long journey and so on. I guess, the more frequently one travels, the more accustomed your body is to the change.

Egypt (69) I left my heart in Egypt


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