It’s almost too easy. Yesterday (which is still today for anyone in the USA) my plane touched down in Frankfurt, Germany. I’m studying in Bonn, Germany for a month.

One of my Europe-seasoned cousins gave me one bit of advice to cope with the nine hour time change:


Don’t sleep while you’re traveling.

Simple as that. I pulled the equivalent of an all-nighter across the world. I woke up at 7:00 am PST and went to sleep 30 hours later, the next day at 9:00 pm whatever-Germans-call-their-timezone (GMT 1:00).

And it worked. Right now I’m wide awake and it 7:30 am. I don’t think I’ve been awake this early in a year.

Over and out.

-Kelly Sutton