23rd June 2015

This is all so new to me, I’m fascinated that here in the departure lounge I’m the only one wearing red braces!
Ok I’m also the tallest person here and also the only person not of Chinese or East Asian descent. Everyone is very friendly.

Not having ever flown long haul before and also heading towards a very different cultural environment I wonder what formal and informal protocols there are around making conversation etc. If so I’m likely to breach some, I’m hoping though that I conduct myself on the flight without causing offence.