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San Francisco airport has a friendly and calm atmosphere in exactly the same way that Newark is much akin to a portal from hell. Europeans should consider entering the US here and then flying back to the East Coast. Let’s face it, the only reason we fly to Newark the first time is because we assume the ticket has a misprint on it. Honolulu airport, meanwhile, feels almost completely unlike the US at all with the tropical temperatures in effect, signs in both English and Japanese, and tourist reps handing out garlands of plastic hibiscus in the colours of their company to their charges as they struggle in the luggage reclaim area.

Having left for the airport at 5.30 this morning, travelled for 24 hours, and it still being only 9pm, my brain is now operating on backup reserve. The room is big, big and, oh yes, big. Definitely warrants further investigation tomorrow morning.

Posted on April 4, 2005   #Nothing in Particular  

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