Today, I was presented with a ten-hour layover in one of the world’s busiest airports. I was quickly reminded of a few things:
- People-watching is fun, and the variety is simply staggering.
- The shops that operate in airports indicate to me that I must be on the lower end of the I-would-make-an-impulse-purchase-of-a-diamond-watch spectrum. Apparently, that spectrum goes up a long ways from where I sit.
- Every major airport is ALWAYS doing some form of construction project.
- Hearing a variety of accents in one location wakes up my ears.
- London is expensive, one of the key reasons I’ve never spent more than a partial day here.
I also learned a few new things:
- Trying to take some airport pictures for your blog can get you reprimanded by someone in a uniform.
- It’s a treat to have a laptop with a battery that lasts longer than five minutes–truly revolutionary!
- A nap on an airport bench can be more satisfying than one might expect.
- One’s appetite can be kept in check adequately by menus with prices requiring remortgaging back home.
- I like traveling with “my girls” more than I like traveling alone. Alone is simpler with less to carry. But “with” is far more fun! Any future adventures will be “with”.