This week I’ve had the opportunity to travel across “the big pond” as they call it. As I’ve posted many times, I like traveling. Up to this point I’ve only had the experience of domestic travel. As of this week I’ve flexed my traveling wings as it were and expanded to international travel. It’s been an amazing experience that I plan to repeat at some point. Even as a kid, I would wave to planes from the ground and hope that one day I would get to ride in one and go to exotic places. One thing I was originally concerned about was the length of the flight over (8 hours) in coach. However, the fact that I was severely sleep deprived (5 hours of sleep in the past 3 days) covered any apprehension about that. I know people who can’t sleep on planes and i’m glad I’m not one of them. I had a window seat, blanket, and pillow and I was golden. One thing I didn’t expect was that the airlines served beverages, dinner, and breakfast. The best part was that it was actually eat-able. Sorta like high-class cafeteria food. I ended up sleeping for about 6 hours of the 8 hour flight. The plane I flew in was the largest one to date I had flown in. A total of 10 seats across with two aisles. Plus it was full. One thing I’ve learned is that international travel requires a different mindset. It’s something that usually isn’t accidentally done. You have to plan and plot in order to make it happen (if you’re not super rich or a celebrity). Consequently, this makes you appreciate the experience more. I definitely don’t take my time here for granted because I’ve put so much time and energy into it. It’s been great.