After 20 hours of travelling, I have finally made it to Dubai. Now I have only two hours left of a seven hour stop over and one more four hour flight between me and Kolkata.
I love airports and being able to people watch but Ill definitely be glad to arrive.
Currently I’m waiting at my gate for my flight to Kolkata and I’ve realised that I’m very definitely in the minority. More than that, I’m a singular. I’m the only white person waiting for the plane. I don’t doubt that many others waiting are also nationals of western countries but it’s quite unsettling to look up and find people staring at you, only to have them avert their eyes when you catch their gaze.
And the worst part about it is that I know I’ve probably done the same to people who I’ve found look different. it’s human nature to be curious. It’s not meant to be mean, it’s not meant to be rude, it’s just curiosity.
And it’s interesting. Which is what this trip is meant to be. XX