Taking a Break in #Canada. 13

The Flight Home.

My trip here was from Denpasar Bali to Qatar and Qatar to Toronto. I am having the same schedule heading back and it goes something like this.

A fourteen-hour flight from Bali to Qatar with a three-hour layover and then a ten-hour flight from Qatar to Toronto seems rather long. I don’t know if I have gotten used to it… My mind and body know how long the flight is and I settle into the comatose state so much that in Bali I have absolutely no recollection of the takeoff. I woke up at some point in the flight.

I assume that the trip to the airport at 10 pm and taking off at about 1:25 am had something to do with it. Didn’t matter, the ten-hour flight went by quickly.

Transiting in 3 hours.

One would think that three hours is a long time. Once you get off the plane and find a comfortable washroom to freshen up and brush your teeth, wash your face and get out to the main area time passes quickly.

Grabbing a coffee and a bite to eat also helps. Airplane food is not bad; however, it is better to have ground food versus airplane food. Soon it is time to find your gate if your gate has not been posted and your three hours are nearly up. Wander around a bit, check out a few stores, and pass through the gate security. Time flies and the next thing you know you are settled in with all the other herded sheep in your seat and ready for takeoff.

14 Hours as its Challenges.

This is the long one… I know what happens. I am fresh and though I should be trying to sleep I cannot. I watch a movie and maybe another between the meal service.

The lights dim and we are all supposed to be resting. However, the big thing here is, that the plane is full of people who have come from different time zones. Some are from India, Qatar, Europe, and Indonesia like me. Some are wide awake and some a completely knocked out as I was on the first flight.

I try and rest and sleep as much as I possibly can. However, most of the time it’s about dozing off and waking up to notice that I missed 20 minutes here and there of the Avengers. As we get closer and closer to Toronto, I get more and more sleepy. I do my best to sleep but I am also excited and cannot wait to get off the plane. This is the hardest time for me. The last few hours of the flight before I get to see my family. Since I travel with a backpack I head to customs and off I go to catch a ride with my son and head back home.


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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