Subject: Re: First Night in foreign country
Hello Ziners,

I missed Lucy's question, so this is based on Joan's response to it.

I've traveled to Eastern Europe from the US twice. Both times, I stayed awake on the plane because I like to try to figure out what location the plane is in, i.e. what area I'm flying over. I usually request a window seat to attempt this little game. It's even better when they flash the map on the screen!

Like Joan, I have just stayed awake until it's time to go to bed in the local time. Of course, bedtime depends upon how early I need to get up for the next day's activities. So far, that's worked for me and jet lag hasn't been too big of a problem. (Does jet lag change with age?) However, the planes have landed in the late afternoon, so it's not been a big stretch til night.

It's been the return to the US that has somewhat gotten to me. There is something about the reverse time change that is wearing, or maybe it's just that since the trip is complete there is less adrenaline flowing!

It will be interesting to see what happens when I land in Munich in eight weeks. I land at 9:00 a.m., so I will have all day to see how, or if, the stay-awake method works!

Sincerely, majeba (Barbara) Rawlins, WY