The flight was good - 16 hours, and we arrived an hour early. In a half hour I check in for my last flight on Emirates/SriLankan Air that goes through Kuala Lumpur before arriving in Colombo. I was able to sleep, watch 3 movies and read so I'm in good shape here on the 10th at 5am (I skipped the 9th!). It was weird to not see sunshinme, though, since we were chasing dawn the whole way and the sun still has not risen here.
I'll write again soon, and hopefully it will be more interesting than just logistics :) Brigid