Proof that Sleeping is my Superpower
When I was young I’d be very self-conscious about falling asleep in public. I think we all worry about looking stupid when we’re young. Not anymore. I’ve always said that one of the best things about getting old is that we just no longer care about certain things. Now I fall asleep just about anywhere – especially when travelling.
Lissette is the opposite. She’s always on alert when we travel. So what does she do during all that time awake? She takes photos, usually of me sleeping.
Above: Somewhere in the Balkans
Above left: On the train from Brno to Olomouc Above right: Flying Chiang Mai to Doha
Above: Flying from Prague to Split
Lissette gets a kick out of taking photos of me sleeping. And people around us seem to find it funny which only encourages her.
Above left: train from Olomouc to Krakow Above right: bus from Lisbon to Sevilla
Above: on the train in Bulgaria
Above left: on a ferry in Croatia Above right: on a Croatian bus (proof that I also sleep at night)
I actually enjoy sleeping while travelling. It makes the time go quicker. When I had my solo trip in Morocco I had a lot of long bus trips and would prepare for them by barely sleeping the night before so that when the time came I’d be sleeping for most of the trip.
Lissette says I’m also very versatile in the positions in which I’ll sleep. Sometimes it’ll be sitting up, arms crossed and mouth open. Sometimes it’ll be hunched over as if in a deep contemplative sleep. Sometimes I’ll even have a little dribble coming out of the side of my mouth.
Above: On a train in Japan
Above: on the train in Thailand
Above: On the train in Serbia. Not sleeping…but probably about to after Lissette gave me her warm hat (I had a bad cold)
Above: On the train from Thessaloniki (Greece) to Sofia (Bulgaria)
Above left: on the train from Prague to Brno Above right: on a Thai train
So, what do you think? Is travelling for you an opportunity to take a nap?
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