SAF Spring Correspondent Dongwei Wang from Fuzhou University is reporting from the University of Glasgow.
It is time to leave your home university and board the airplane that takes you to a new city in another country. For study abroad students from Asia, it is definitely a long journey and we will have to spend a day or a night on the airplane. To ensure you have a pleasant journey, here are three tips for all of you when you take a long-haul flight:
The flight usually takes about ten to twelve hours from Asia to Europe, which means most of us will be seated in a small and narrow economy cabin for a long time. Sitting for such a long period of time can make your neck and legs feel uncomfortable; choosing a seat by the aisle instead of the window will allow you to stand up and walk around without having to bother others in your row.
As mentioned above, when you are sitting for a long period of time, there’s poor blood circulation to your feet, causing them to swell easily. That’s why I highly recommend bringing a pair of slippers. Changing out your shoes for slippers will not only help reduce the swelling, but they are also much more comfortable.
Warm, comfortable and made of soft cotton, steam eye masks have been very popular around the world in recent years. When you put them on, the warm steam will help dissolve any fatigue you have. If you’re ready to take a break from watching movies or playing games on the PTV, put on a steam eye mask — it will even help you sleep better.
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