As I fly east and the time zone changes I 'lose' time. The plane flew out of Bangkok airport at about 8:00am. I arrive in Brisbane, Australia at 11:45 pm.
Everyone says, "how ya going, mate ?" I should have taken Australian language lessons because I'm not sure what the reply should be. Perhaps it should be "Bonza, mate." Normally, I just say, "fine thank you. How are you ?"
I take a bus to the hostel I'm to saty at. There's a note on the door in an envelope explaining that I should go around the back and that my room key is in the plant pot. It's 12:30 am and very quiet.
It's the first time I've stayed at a hostel and it seems quite basic and functional. In my room there's a bed, small fridge, sink, chair, a little cupboard and a bin. It's clean enough, so no problem. I'm wide awake and not ready to go to sleep yet. About twenty minutes later I hear a couple of guys walk into the kitchen and go out to meet them. They're a couple of students from India who are studying at the university. I'm little hungry and they offer me some noodles to eat. I go to bed soon after. It's a while before I can sleep.