Word to the wise. If you are traveling to SE Asia on a flight longer than half a day and you want to sit next to someone who isn’t a total stranger, check your seat assignments before you leave the check in kiosk. Trust me. You’ll be glad you did. I, unfortunately, didn’t look at my seat assignment until we were boarding the plane. Ken and I were nowhere close to each other. In fact, we were in completely different cabins. Despite my best efforts, neither of the folks seated by me were willing to trade places with Ken, so I spent the entire flight smashed between two strangers. It was awful. It was also really sweaty and cramped. And I had to pee. And the woman on the aisle had some kind of disability that made walking/standing difficult and she informed me that she would only be able to stand up to let me out twice during the flight so I had better hold it. Did I mention how much I enjoyed my trans-pacific flight?
The one truly shining moment was when they served us breakfast. It was about 4:30 am and I was starved. Breakfast consisted of diced fried potatoes, two sausage links, an omelet, a banana nut muffin, an awesome cup of fresh fruit, raspberry yogurt and OJ. I inhaled it. It was freakin awesome.
The flight to HCMC from Hong Kong was only two hours long, so imagine our surprise when the announced that they would be serving breakfast. It was around 9:00 at that point and we knew lunch wasn’t really going to happen, so we tucked in to breakfast number two. This is the smörgåsbord of deliciousness pictured above. The menu was scrambled eggs topped with a cheese and spinach sautée, a tiny bratwurst type sausage, fresh tomato, a croissant with strawberry jam, another awesome fruit cup (with delicious dragon fruit)and apple juice. Tasty. Tasty. Tasty!!
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