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Getting Ready

I stayed up until 4:30 AM which is lunch time in Europe. I can't sleep before I travel because I get too excited. I use this trait to my advantage so that I can more easily sleep on the plane. Everyone has their go to jet lag cure. Even if I don't follow a regimented chronobiological diet, just setting my phone time to my destination time seems to help. My biggest challenge at my destination is having a power nap (<30 minutes) turn into a groggy 3 hour slumber.

The international traveler, they counsel, can avoid jet lag by simply not eating for twelve to sixteen hours before breakfast time in the new time zone. The Empty Stomach: Fasting to Beat Jet Lag

I don't think it will kill me to skip a meal. Does my long flight serve a very early breakfast or do I wait and see what treats befall me on a 90 minute flight from Amsterdam to Zurich? I don't think two breakfasts are a good idea.

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Carry on backpack stuff. Passport, meds and electronics.

I'm liking my belt. It goes with everything.

I'm liking my belt. It goes with everything.

Cubes make for easier packing. Shoes need to be more rectangular. I took an extra pair since it is  a big bag.  

Cubes make for easier packing. Shoes need to be more rectangular. I took an extra pair since it is  a big bag.

 

Time to phone a taxi and take out the garbage so when I come home, there will be a sense of peace.