Refresh moment in London

So after being absent for a while, here I am, in London. Vacation time took its time to get here but here it is. Much needed after a hellish period at work. I will admit I was not as excited about this vacation as I should have been. Even the planning was lackadaisical.  My days were just too crammed with work and annoying things. But these are sure symptoms of need-a-vacationitis.

Anyway, after a long flight where I slept the majority of the time, I am in London.  Actually, I am still in the airport as I wait for my next flight. Getting in at 8.30am and flying again at 4.30pm meant I would be stuck in the airport for longer than I would like. I hate layovers with a passion, and feeling sick was not helping. Anticipating this annoying feeling way in advance, I booked a cabin at Yotel in the South Terminal of Gatwick Airport.

Yotel is pretty much a layover hater's oasis. The cabin is as big as a closet and this is no lie. But I needed a bed, a shower and some privacy for 4 hours. Yotel offers short stay options, meaning you don't have to pay full price for a room for a few hours. I was so thankful for this as I need a shower and a pick me up nap before I hit the runway again. The free coffee is also a welcome bonus.

Well, this was a quick one. I threw some curlers in my hair to try to rescue myself from looking like road kill, and after a vanilla scented shower, which I hope the smelliest of my fellow passengers are also getting, I should be less likely to be eyeballed by immigration at my next stop.
The bed. Pod-like.

5 comments:

  1. I wish we'd had a chance to meet up. Hopefully our paths will cross one of these days. Have a great trip!

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    1. We need to coordinate next time! :-)

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  2. That room makes me feel a bit claustrophobic, BUT I could totally handle it for a few hours. Especially when you just need a quick place to crash. I just passed a Yotel in NYC the other day, oddly enough. I am so excited for your travels! Awww, too bad you and Karen couldn't link up--I love you both so would have been a great read!

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    1. It was good for a few hours and maybe an overnight stay but this would not be an extended stay kinda place. lol.

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  3. Who knew you could rent a pod, thanks for sharing........ I like it, I think. I too would use that for a pick me up. ps hate layovers too.

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