Wherefore art thou?
It’s always exciting to arrive in a new country. Most of the time, your luggage arrives too, but when we got to Japan it didn’t come around the belt to greet us. The very friendly staff were apologetic and sweet and immediately gave us 10,000 yen (about £60) per suitcase. She said it would surely be at our hotel by the next morning, so we didn’t worry at all. These things happen. All the time in fact. I have had my luggage not turn up so many times. Usually it’s actually very convenient.
Once in France, a friend and I had a horrendous journey from the airport to another friend’s house. By train, bus and car. It was hot and uncomfortable. I walked with comfort, while my friend lugged her heavy suitcase up and down stairs and cobbled streets all over the place. Another time, we landed in Sydney in shorts and a T-shirt and our luggage was nowhere to be seen. It was snowing… I was not impressed.
The worst experience I have had, was when I arrived in Ghana for a 3-month stay and my suitcase was stolen at the airport. I literally didn’t even have a change of clothes, but this has made me such a light packer for holidays and whenever possible I take only hand-luggage.
This time we had such a long layover in Holland, that we planned to take only a tiny rucksack and check everything else in, so we could roam the streets of Amsterdam in comfort. Little did we know it would be over a week before we would be reunited with our clothes and all the presents we had brought for our friends. Ah well, worse things happen at sea they say… Eeeep!
Have you ever had your luggage lost?