|Guangzhou, China, 2012 (captured by me)|
I used to get sick on the plane all the time, every time. It became some kind of sick game to see how many times I would, let's just say, empty my stomach out, in one single plane ride. I would take motion sickness pills but they wouldn't help because it became some kind of mental thing.
Now I'm getting better, I would still get the reaction I always have when getting onto the plane but I haven't 'emptied my stomach' in many of my plane rides now. I have learnt how to control myself. I lose my appetite and feel sick so I just eat. I eat and eat and eat until my mouth has taste again and it helps me regain my appetite and avoid 'emptying' anything out.
These days I usually make my parents take the transfer planes with me, the ones that stop for a few hours at a different city before we board again so I can have a break. E.g. stopping at Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia. It also allows us to explore the airport and look out at the city. Sometimes we even make it a holiday stop where we spend a few days before continuing our way to China.
But it's bad, the plane trips are only 6 hours long, the longest. I used to take the 8 hour ones directly to Hong Kong but they were the times when I would get sick. I really hope this will continue to improve each time I go on the plane. 6 hours improves to 8 hours. 8 hours improves to 12 and soon I can travel wherever I want... I really hope!
It sucks that Australia is so separate from all the other wonderful countries. If this comes true, and I become capable of travelling for long hours (how my choices would widen!) I would LOVE to go to these countries:
- South Africa
- The Netherlands
(Other Cities: Dubai)
(this doesn't include places like Indonesia, Korea and Japan which are places I am capable of going in my current state anyway. I really hope to go to these places in a few years time.)
I've realised I have many readers from all over the world. It really amazes me that my words are being read from places I could only dream of. One day I hope to visit your country!