There are people for whom transportation is just something that gets you from place A to B. They are numb to the delights of the journey itself. For my part, while I do admit to wishing that my current commute to and from work could be shorter than it currently is, there still actually are (many) times when I derive some enjoyment from looking out of the nearest window and checking out the scenery and sights that pass by. And even while I've been in Hong Kong for more than five years now, I still really do find ferry rides -- across Victoria Harbour, to and from an outlying island, or elsewhere in the territory -- far from mundane.
Still, it's when I'm on planes to foreign lands as well as trains, buses and other above ground modes of transportation that I'm most likely to be eagerly facing a window and avidly drinking in the views and very experience of viewing new and often exotic and cool sights and scenery that I'm going by. And while my photos unfortunately don't do them justice, I really do count such as the island and ocean views I got while flying out of Okinawa among the valued parts of that holiday I took there this year and the very experience of the train rides that offered up many lovely views of the Rhine when I visited Cologne with my German friend a couple of years back.
But you know who's pretty numb to these travel experiences -- even when she is ensconced in the business class section? Yes, my Puppet Ponyo (who, by the way, should not be a stranger to fellow participants of Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts by now!) ! In all fairness to her though, it's because most of the time, she's actually inside my backpack rather than sitting on a cushion with a seat all to herself. (And for the record, I have to say that those Cathay Pacific business class seats with that configuration you see in the above photo are not my favorites since, as may be noticed, they aren't all that conducive to taking in views from that seat's allocated window... :S)