{Travel Thursday: No 12}

Travel Thursday

Your most frightening travel experience

Turkey again – one night there was a power cut – which probably would have been fine with but I was in a foreign country, sharing a room with my cousin (who at the time was 12 or 13) and the light we had was the screen on my iPod (it was an old style one so wasn’t very bright). We’d been getting ready for bed when the lights went out – I’d have probably just got straight into bed and gone to bed rather than worrying about it but my cousin was freaking out so Super-Han to the rescue, I got my cousin to sit on the bed while I went out to the corridor to see if it was just our room or if it was the whole floor. My cousin wouldn’t calm down so in the end I called her Mum – who was upstairs from us –
she said she was on her way and she’d be with us in a few minutes. Some how my Aunt and our friend managed to get down the stairs and along the corridor in what seemed like no time at all. My cousin just needed a Mum hug and it was all fine she could deal with the power cut.

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    • Hannie says:

      I think I was just excited – it was the week of firsts lol. It was the first time I went abroad with out my parents or teachers (then again my Aunt was there so it wasn’t like I was completely without family), it was the first time I’d been further than France or Spain and it was the first time I went on a plane. Apart from when I hurt myself (See here) and thought I was going to have to go to A+E (then again that would have been another first lol) I was too busy counting all the firsts lol.

    • Hannie says:

      I don’t mind them once you find the torches or the candles but to start with they are a little scary. Funniest one was at work – the corridor has no windows and as I walked along the corridor the lights went out and there’s a few seconds before the emergency lights kick in so I nearly walked into the door. Then I got as far as the second door and the lights came back on so I did what was needed but as I went to sit the lights went off again and I nearly missed the toilet – oh dear lol. It was quite funny when I told my colleagues.

    • Hannie says:

      You’re so right! Sometimes a Mum or Dad hug is the only thing that fixes the world (or at least makes you feel like you can take it on after all lol).

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