It’s about 1am and I’m in Dubai waiting for a connecting flight. Aside from the temples of material excess which are the duty free stores, there is even a Hard Rock Cafe in the terminal, and some guy with a guitar doing a performance not too far from that. This is way over the top and a little surreal. All I want is to get home.
Why, with over a million people of Italian background in Australia, doesn’t Qantas introduce a long haul non stop flight to Rome? That would shave many hours off my ordeal. This return journey also stops at Singapore, and I am unable to sleep sitting up so it will be quite an ordeal for me.