I’m about to spend 34 hours in airports and airplanes. 2 hours from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore, a 4-hour escale, 13 hours from Singapore to Berlin, a 13-hour stop, and 2 hours from Berlin to Paris.
Airports are exhausting if you’re not well-prepared. I wrote a small to-do list, a bunch of offline work: write the first article of Making a Maker for Makerlog, read a book on MySQL to improve the performance of 200WaD’s queries, and finish up an article for another project. This is the work I have to get done within this time frame, but I also have to write my 200WaD posts.
The good thing with flights is the lack of distractions. Sure, you can watch movies and listen to music. There are babies crying and people incessantly walking down the corridors to visit the toilets. But when you are stuck in a plane for two work days, it’s an incredible opportunity to just sit down and focus on the task at hand.
I’m too broke to fly in business class, but the little table you have in front of your chair is enough to fit in your laptop.
In airports, there isn’t much to do besides sitting in expensive coffee shops and restaurants. The chairs are nice, but the plug sockets are scarce. Hopefully, I’ll be able to use the 13-hour escale in Berlin to visit a bit with my family.
One hour before leaving Saigon.