I’m back from my shop trip! And oh boy does it feel good to be back home.
I nearly missed my flight, if you must know. And it was pretty funny…because when my good friend rang me at 6.20am on Friday morning asking me how long I was going to take to reach the airport, and I said “20 max!” – she told me that the check-in counter told her that I only had 10 minutes MAX before check-in counter was closed and all the baggage were sent for loading to the cargo area.
I freaked out and so did the husband. He misheard me when I said I needed to reach the airport before 6.30am (not leave the house by 6.30am).
He drove as fast (& safely) as he could…and my heart sank a few times as I kept receiving over 5 phone calls asking where I was at, telling me I was the last pax not checked-in yet and that I only had 4 minutes left!
And while the husband prep me up that I either had to run with all my might and not bring my luggage along, or miss the flight – I just couldn’t believe that I was in such a situation! I totally did not want to miss the flight, nor did I want to go there without my belongings!
By God’s grace, I got there in time and although as the check-in counter lady saw me running towards here and she walked away telling me that the counter closed 3 minutes ago and that I’m late – I’m utterly grateful to my friend’s pleas that the airport crew finally relented and made a final call to see if I was still in time to be checked-in. And I was. Yipee!
You can only imagine my state of shock as I sat on the plane for the first 20 minutes, surprised at the chain of events that took place.
…until I reached my destination – did a a lot more surprises sprang on me.
From dealing with a stubborn taxi driver who obviously couldn’t contain 1 out of the 3 jumbo suitcases, to a tuk-tuk driver who nearly got us killed on the flyover as he was speeding and then later got caught by the traffic police (who demanded some money from the driver and nearly from us if not for the fact that we were tourists), to avoiding a bomb blast which happened at a nightclub near where we were, to lots more – which all in all provides us with lots of little panic attacks and oodles of laughs thereafter.
Absolutely memorable, and I do pray that a lot more beautiful things continue to spring on.