You anticipate your return or departure. You already asked someone to meet you at the airport. You ate a tiny packet of peanuts on the plane. You bottle your thoughts and emotions inside you. And …. BAM! A lay-over.
My best lay-over was in Singapore dating back in 2006. We got to spend two days and one night there. I do not have pictures to show, but I remember my quick stay there so well.
My worst was in Narita, Japan. I was flying with Northwest Airline on my way to Philippines. The airline provided us a night a hotel room, but we couldn’t get outside to wander around. People were so pissed that the flight got delayed. Their connection flights are screwed. Meeting their families was put on hold. Layovers can just really be frustrating.
Our company flight from Okinawa to California was a painful one as well. We had a lot of stops, and we had to wait for good hours during those stops. However, one of our stops was in Waikiki, Hawaii where got to stay in a fancy hotel paid by my company including our food! ;)
All images are taken with Samsung S3.
We only had 8 hours there so our gander was very minimal. We just walked around the coconut-y streets …
Took a quick glance of the beach …
Ate at a restaurant where I ordered me a plate of Hawaiian fried rice. ;)
Entered a souvenir shop where I bought a shot glass for me and a globe for my sister. Leis and Hawaiian shirts (duh!) are all over the place.
Our quick stay there was even cut shorter when it rained that afternoon. With no more change of clothes and the night was nearing, we just stayed at our hotel.
I never really planned nor thought of being in Hawaii so it was a very neat thing that I get to see it even just for a very short time. Another cool thing is that I have a good friend that’s from Waikiki, Hawaii. It’s just nice to actually see it after all the stories he’s told me.
After a little more refreshments and hours to kill, we continued our journey back to sunny California…
So, what is your best and/or worst lay-over/airport stop?
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