When you arrive at the perfect, picturesque, white sand beach (romantically described as “secluded” in your tour description) only to find there isn’t a single spot open where you can take the amazing photo you envisioned. Then, in order to stay on schedule, you have 30 minutes to fight the crowds before moving on to the next crowded beach….
Early Morning. Must Have Coffee.
You’re in a new country with lots to see but you were out dancing way too late the night before… now it’s 7am and you have to crawl out of bed, grab a cup of coffee, and hoof it up the hill in the freezing cold to see one more castle….because you know if you don’t you will regret it!!
Just sat down at the bar in front of my gate….flight to London departs 10:20pm……whoosh…all the stress of getting to this moment is heavy. I ordered a Pinot Grigio, relaxing, finally. Arrived at Virgin Atlantic check-in counter with a feeling of accomplishment, I managed to get all our stuff into 7 suitcases…trust me, that was an accomplishment. Then the bad news, four of my bags were overweight, ugh. I had to rearrange all my stuff (red-faced, pouring sweat, personal items springing out of each bag), what can be trashed if needed?? Bath mats…they were a last minute add because apparently bath mats aren’t available and/or can’t be located in Lagos…interesting. I was about to toss them when a very bright-eyed and compassionate attendant “Suzanna” offered to pack an extra box for my mats…I tried to tell her they are from Target and not worth the trouble but I think she saw the perspiration and sensed my impulse to cry, and insisted. Thank you Suzanna from Virgin Atlantic!