I have to say though, travelling is no longer fun. The airlines have done their best to squeeze every ounce of fun from it, and they have succeeded in my book. Tickets are ridiculously expensive, airlines charge for every. single. little. thing (then they tell you "we will be serving complimentary beverages during the flight" - nooooooooo, I actually paid hundreds of dollars for your lousy beverage!), and they charge you for checked-in luggage but have weight restrictions on your carry-on! The latest craze for those flights that don't charge for luggage is to limit it to one piece. Not really too much of an issue, except when you have trans-atlantic flights! Aaaargghhh
To top it all off, this is the first time in 5 years of travelling back and forth to Cyprus that we booked our flights with British Airways and they have been threatening to strike! Lets just add more stress shall we! We've tried changing our flights but of course everything is already booked during the busy holiday season. We can get to London but then who knows what will happen the next day when the strike is supposed to have started and we are scheduled to be flying to Cyprus. Luckily, FMIL is a travel agent, and has made two one-way bookings from London to Cyprus for us on a different airline. Prices are ridiculous this late in the game though so not sure how that will work exactly!
Rant over! Thanks for listening.
I will try to write some posts while I am in Cyprus, and post some pics so you can see this little spec on the map :)
Are you travelling for the holidays? Hope you all have safe travels with less craze getting there than we are having!