Hong Kong airport is by far my favorite of all the airports I've been to (Narita, Japan is a close second).
Free wifi, big seats in waiting areas, lots of charging stations, excellent food court!
Walking through the airport while using Facetime with family (excellent wifi coverage) just made Hong Kong all the more awesome.
I also did some stretching :)
By the time we got to Sydney, it was nearly 10 at night.
It was such a relief to be greeted by a familiar face, my friend Minnie. I hadn't seen her in about 5 years, so it was a big reunion for us.
She was letting us crash until our backpacker's holiday really began.
Oh, and crash we did.
I woke up really early, around 5 AM, and got to work.
I did my practice, including drop backs, and felt strong and ready for the day.
Coming back to a home practice, the quietude, the concentration and determination, was such a revelation to me after being committed to Mysore for the past few months. My practice has grown in ways I was not aware of.
I'm not necessarily more flexible, stronger, or really any different physically. But I hold myself more accountable to the sequence, more accountable to the nature of the practice, the meditation. It's easier to slide into it, and when I'm interrupted, I'm eager to return.
Very cool to me.
Anyway, the day passed quickly. After getting mobile numbers and bank accounts, Minnie took us for an excellent coffee and cake.
I made a humble vegetarian dinner for us.
Chick pea and eggplant curry with green beans baked with celery salt.
Not my best work, but decent! More on Sydney soon!