A taxi takes me across Kochi to the airport where I catch a late night flight to Singapore. I’m restless during the flights and I don’t get much sleep. There’s little legroom on this budget flight.
As Singapore airport I get my first taste of Southeast Asia – efficient, clean and punctual, well at least compared to India. Goodbye India and hello Southeast Asia. After changing terminals I blink curiously at the first taste of the modern world I have seen in 2 months.
My second flight to Bali is much more agreeable with great service and food. The airport is cheerful also. The airport officials are friendly and I don’t get quizzed about my purpose in Indonesia and certainly don’t have to prove my onward ticket, like Trailfinders in the UK insisted I would.