This house-sit is just one night in a house in Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Like our other house-sits, this one was organised through Trusted House Sitters. And, like our previous house-sit in Cazorla, Spain, this one is an accommodation business called Glanymor Cottage, with rooms that are rented out through Airbnb. There are no guests this weekend, and the owners are going away to nearby Brisbane.
One of the most amazing aspects of flying in an aeroplane is simply looking out of the window. This is why I usually try to get a window seat when I fly. I know that this isn’t something that matters to everyone, and some people have a phobia about looking out of the window of a flying aeroplane, but to me it's an opportunity not to be missed if at all possible!
Long-distance travel in the 21st century, (so far, anyway) almost always means flying in an aeroplane, which is an experience that is usually taken for granted; and yet, it is a truly exceptional experience.
Only a little over 100 years ago, no one had ever flown in an aeroplane. This is despite hundreds of years of dreaming, scheming, planning, and trying to find a way for a human to fly through the air.
I've mentioned elsewhere that the windows of a aeroplane can get iced-up at high latitudes, which can interfere with enjoyment of the view, especially if the sun shines on the ice, lighting it up. However, just this once, flying from Seoul, Korea, to London across Mongolia and Russia near the Arctic Circle, the ice itself is the view of interest.
As we were just doing a one-night stopover in Korea with little free time, I hadn’t gone to the trouble of finding out much about the country (there was plenty else to do before leaving!) While I knew that Korea had been producing industrial products for some decades, I didn’t know if we were we were going into a largely agrarian country or one that is highly industrially developed.