Right before we left Norway for our first stop London, we decided to get a private driver to pick us up at the airport. It did not cost that much more than it would have been if we took the bus from Heathrow to Gatwick, then a Taxi to the hotel. A driver would bring us straight to the hotel doorstep, and we also would save some time. More time at the hotel meant more time to sleep…
Arriving in London we found our driver at the arrival hall and he took us to the car. Because of traffic problems we did get to the hotel a bit late, and when we finally were there we didn’t get it… It wasn’t the right hotel, we thought… We booked the hotel so long ago and since then the hotel had changed name. The room we got had for some reasons four beds, where one of them was a queen sized.
After a few hours of sleep we got back up, packed our things and went down to get the shuttle bus to the airport.
At Gatwick everything went just fine, we got on the plane and found our premium seats. We weren’t sitting together, even though we pre-booked our seats as soon as it was possible. Disappointing, but it is how it works with Thomson. You can reserve seats 90 days before your return flight, and that means that people going home both 1 and 2 weeks before us can book seats before us. Understand it or not.
Breakfast at the airport
This was our first Dreamliner experience! The seats in the premium section had great space, wide seats and delicate interior. It’s so cool that you can dim the windows at the touch of a button instead of pulling down the classic shade. And in the restroom both the sink and the toilet are automatic, so you do not have to push any button. You also get blanket, pillow, and an amenity kit (with eye mask, lip balm, lotion, flight socks and toothbrush and paste).
The food was okay, and they went around to offer drinks regularly, and we could drink as much as we wanted, both soft drinks and alcohol. We loved that the TV screen wasn’t in the back of the seat in front of you (you understand why if you have flown with a “poker” sitting behind you), but the screen had already gotten a little wobbly. We also wished that the seats could recline some more.
10 hours, 5 minutes and a bit bumpy ride later we arrived on of our favourite countries; Mexico.
We collected our baggage, delivered the arrival cards, got our passports stamped and went outside to find the bus which took us to the hotel for our three weeks in Mexico: Azul Sensatori.
On the way over I had a bad migraine and I got really sick. I didn’t want anything else than to get into bed and relax. After a while I puked and the rest of the day was spent in bed. What a great way to start a vacation 😉
The next day everything was just perfect and we went to the Spoon restaurant to get our first meal here in paradise. It was just like last time. Actually, it felt like we never left the place.
We were a bit afraid that we would be disappointed because of our high expectations since it was SO great the last time. And we have been reading some post by other bloggers about the disappointing of revisiting a place they fell in love with the first time. But as I wrote, it felt like yesterday that we were here the last time, and that we are only continuing our vacation.
The room is just as great as last time, or, even better. Now we got the room in the end and we don’t get people swimming by now and then. The staff is so nice and service minded, and they are here for us 24/7.
In the days before departure we had decide some activities we would love to do, and most of them are things we didn’t do the last time. I think it’s important being excited for something new, even it was perfect the last time. So stay tuned for some more post from paradise 🙂 We have some really special experiences we want to share with all of you.