Okay, so I’m sure you’re all probably bored of hearing about the fact that I’m in Venice at the moment but I’ve completely fallen in love with this incredible place.
One of my favourite parts of going on holiday is actually spending time at the airport before I fly. I know for many people that killing two or three hours inside an airport is basically something that is an annoying necessity to get to the desired loctaion. However, I absolutely bloody love them! And here’s why:
The people watching
I definitely inherited this trait from my mum, but I really love spending time people watching, especially at airports. Everyone always seems so eager to board their flight and escape their mundane lives for a week in the sun. I love seeing couples excited for their first holiday together, or the kids that are being wheeled around on their trunkies, barely able to conceal their joy. The arrivals gate is always filled with people picking up their loved ones or a stag do that looks a little worse for wear. Either way, there’s something almost magical about seeing so many different people and wondering where they’re going and where they’ve been.
I bloody love shopping at Duty Free, there’s something entirely liberating about spending an entirely insane amount of money on things that you probably (definitely) don’t need! Also, just walking through the perfume department and trying on approximately 47 different perfumes to make sure you’re set for your adventure is something that I love to do.
While the airport might not serve world class, 5* food, there’s something so exciting about having a Burger King at 6am when you absolutely wouldn’t in any other situation. The fact that your holiday is about to start means that you can start pigging out as soon as you’ve checked in!
Watching the endless planes take off
Okay, so this one might be more appropriate if you’re six years old, but I still get so excited at watching all the planes take off and land. Getting the obligatory plane pic for the ‘gram is also an absolute must.
Being the first one to the gate when the gate number is called
While it’s inevitable that everyone will get on the plane regardless of whether you’re first in line or last, if you’re an airport lover, you have to be as close to the front as possible. Otherwise, how else will people know that you’re the most excited for your holiday?!
The fact that it’s acceptable to drink, even if it is 8am…
Hey, you’re on holiday right?! Crack open the prosecco and let’s start celebrating! Besides, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere…
The overall excitement that YOU’RE GOING ON HOLIDAY
You’re about to embark on a getaway that’s sure to be filled with sun, sea, sand and adventure (or you know, mountains and snow if you’re into that kind of holiday…). As soon as you walk through the airport doors and sail through security, you know you’re about to have the best week or two ever.
Do you like airports as much as I do? What are your favourite parts of travelling? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.