I lost Tuesday

 

I’ve made it to Australia!

I’m sitting in my hostel in Sydney, Australia having landed here earlier this morning. I left Halifax at 1pm on Monday April 2nd, flew to Ottawa then Vancouver and finally boarded a flight to Australia at 11:45pm Monday night. I touched ground here in Sydney at 8:30am Wednesday morning on April 4th.

I lost Tuesday somewhere along the way.

I’m not sure if this is the first Tuesday that I have lost or not but it definitely isn’t the first day I’ve lost now having flown to Australia several times and there are also those other days where I tend to sleep all day after having a few too many the night before…

When I head back home to Canada on whatever day that is that one continuous day will last me at least 36 hours. Does that make up for the lost days? I suppose? Still feels weird to loose a whole day like that, I guess its better to loose a week day than a weekend if I had the choice to loose any.

I tried to sleep enough on the plane so that my body will forget about Tuesday and I won’t be jet lagged. I think it worked but I fear how I will be after I return home. Crossing the globe in the the other direction is a whole other story.

Have you ever lost a day here or there in your travels? Do you always make them up again somewhere else?

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    Colleen Setchell
    April 18, 2012 at 4:37 am

    How weird!!! I’ve not ever lost a whole day before just half days. It must have been so strange.

    Hope you’re having fun there in Australia. Love reading your Facebook updates :-)

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      Cailin
      May 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      It was really weird but almost weirder was leaving Australia on a plane at 10:30am and arriving home that night on the same date just after 12 even though I had been in transit for 33 hours!

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    Nate @yomadic
    April 11, 2012 at 1:32 am

    If you keep on travelling from East to West, do continue to just go back in time further and further, and miss more and more days? ;)

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      Cailin
      April 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      probably! haha :)

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    Alexa Meisler
    April 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Jet lag always messes me up. It’s a challenge that we need to face to be able to not miss any day. But it’s always worth it right?

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      Cailin
      April 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      oh its definitely worth it! :)

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    Melvin
    April 7, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I am very sorry to hear that!

    How terrible news! How awful must it be to just have a 6 day week? And then especially the Tuesday, where we have #TravelTuesday & the two #TTOT events… OMG!

    I wish you all the best and my fingers are crossed that it won’t stay like that and that the next week got a Tuesday for you again!

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      Cailin
      April 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      it was a sad moment indeed when I realized I was missing it Melvin! haha

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    Abby
    April 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I love the dreaminess that comes from crossing all these time zones!!

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    Nora - The Professional Hobo
    April 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Have I lost days? I’ve lost WEEKS! And once, on a 50 hour marathon trip from Canada to Australia, I lost my MIND!
    No, really. Check out this post for my crazed airport musings at the tipping point of that trip. :-)
    http://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/2009/09/airport-musings/

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      Cailin
      April 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      hahahaha it can make you quickly go crazy can’t it?

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    Laurence
    April 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I think this sort of thing is just brilliant, even though when I went to Australia and NZ from Europe the 12 hour time difference was a killer! Bring on the teleporters and anti-jet-lag drugs ;)

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      Cailin
      April 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      I think I heard somewhere the other day that soon you can fly from Sydney to London in just 6 hours, so I think they are working on it! haha

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    Things I hate about Australia | Cailin Travels
    April 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

    […] It’s weird being 13 hours ahead of everyone at home, I’m sleeping and they are awake complete opposite, I feel like I’m missing out on a lot. I lost a full day just traveling here. […]

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    Francy R
    April 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I lost days travelling from Italy to Mexico! I spent a whole day in my friends house sleeping and I was totally confused and sleepy! I can’t stand feeling like that as it seems like I’m wasting time!

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      Cailin
      April 17, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Oh when I’m jet lagged I could sleep a whole day away, it is so weird! haha

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    Pete
    April 6, 2012 at 4:12 am

    and who says time machines don’t exist….

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      Cailin
      April 6, 2012 at 5:35 am

      hahaha I know right?! A big metal time machine in the sky!

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    Caanan @ No Vacation Required
    April 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    That is a weird feeling, isn’t. The beauty is that you will get to live the same day twice on the way home. :)

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      Cailin
      April 6, 2012 at 5:36 am

      The day flying home kind of makes me feel like that song by Lamb Chops “this is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friends, some people started singing it not knowing what it was and they’ll continue singing it forever just because this is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friends…..” hahaha

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        Kirsten
        April 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

        I thought about that song too!!

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    Melissa- The Mellyboo Project
    April 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Haha… I’ve lost numerous days traveling to Australia and New Zealand :P

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      Cailin
      April 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Doesn’t it feel weird that those days never happened? haha

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