Getting There

Left Sydney at 3:15pm local time on Cathay Pacific. A short two hour stopover at Hong Kong before boarding another plane for Amsterdam. The Sydney to Hong Kong leg was pretty much empty and I had the middle four seats to myself. Unfortunately I wasn't intending to sleep on this leg. The plane had the little individual TVs in the back of the seat in front so you could watch your choice of movie. Also, on another channel it showed the plane's location, speed, altitude etc so you could see where you were. On the second leg, the plane was almost full but I managed to get a seat with no one next to me. As soon as I got on the plane and we took off, I went to sleep - it was about 2am Sydney time so I was pretty tired - and managed about six hours sleep so I was reasonably rested. is the personal web space of Matt Jackson (mjj at