Jakarta Airport. Goodbyes, elaborated fake tears and laughter, 20.8 kg luggage. Jakarta to Sydney, seven hours, intermittent sleep, grilled fish, white wine, water, brain churning, more water. Sydney Airport, a circus of luggage out, rolling about and back in the plane in an hour, luggage gained 2 kg mysterious weight. Sydney to Melbourne, emergency exit middle seat, curly redhead on left, big smelly on right, nauseous. Melbourne Airport, spotted pleasant but not super friendly driver. Quick and painless ride to town. Heaved suitcase up to room no. 10. “How many dead bodies did you bring?” asked resident on-duty actually lugging stuff.
100 Words – 8 Jan 2011 – Jakarta Melbourne