Exactly one year ago I was preparing to take the plane heading to Arizona. One of the longest trip of my life ... connecting Dakar to Arizona is like going around the world. I felt like the adventurous hero of Jules Vernes, Phileas Fogg, who set himself the challenge of going around the world in 80 days.
First 5 hours flight from Dakar to Paris, then 11 hours flight from Paris to Salt Lake City in Utah, finally a little less than 2 hours flight from Salt Lake City to Phoenix. Between flights 4 hours in Paris and 3 hours in Salt Lake City.
We left Dakar on June 19th at 11pm in Dakar .... to reach Phoenix on June 20th at 5:35 pm. As if we had only 18 hours of travel then in reality we had 5 + 4 + 11 + 3 + 2 = 25 hours of travel! Yes, there is a time difference of 7 hours between Dakar and Phoenix.
Let's talk about this time difference. I realized that I did not really know what wasa time difference. The max I experimeted was 4h! It was in Phoenix that I understood the meaning of the word Jetlag! Hum Jet lag is not a joke . During a week in Phoenix I woke up at exactly at 2am no matter what time I went to sleep! I was up with an incredible amount of energy! And then I wanted to talk, to exercise, to move, to clean deeply the room. I was at the top level of hyperactivity at 2: AM. I could really climb the higgest mountain at 2 AM. Fortunately, the gym was there to help!#asu #sundevil #mandelawashingtonfellowship #throwback #irex #MWF #YALI #Arizona #Phoenix #Senegal