Taking off from Brisbane airport, we prepared for our cattle class seating for a 14 hour flight to Abu Dhabi where we had a 6 hour stop over. We met an English guy sharing our very limited seating arrangement on the flight, so we were forced to converse and chew his ear off about our pending Indian journey. He was young and patient with us. We got talking about how we were unable to sleep on long haul flights and he offered us some herbal sleeping tablets 😳. I immediately put my hand out to take one of his magic herbal tablets that he assured me were popular in England and totally legal. In my head I heard my kids voices saying "don't take anything from anybody" or was that Gail who refused a mild sleeping tablet and gave me a 👀 look of 'WTF, so this is how our trip is going to be!' I took the tablet and apparently I did doze on and off on the flight and I didn't do any weird or in appropriate things once I took the little herbal tablet. So we arrived safely in Abu Dhabi where we were greeted by men wearing the traditional dishdash (long white robes) . Welcome to the UAE. #friends #bucketlist #holiday #backpack #grandmothers #abudahbi #uae #beaches #libe #surprise #longhaulflight #cattleclass #planes #airport #travelbuddies .