Arrival into the United States
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The flight from Grenada to San Juan, Puerto Rico was fairly peaceful. And a lot shorter than I had originally imagined!
The San Juan airport is about as basic as any US airport is, although I must say, the city looks nice. I was suitably impressed, sort of looks like a hispanic version of Miami with the same blue beaches and all. Perhaps I can visit here someday?! Anyway finished immigration, customs and hd a pizza as I was starving.
And then came the San Juan - Dallas AA flight!
Good Lord! It's about 5 hours! It was an absolute bore, not to mention something wrong with the A/C I reckon, because it was cold in there. I had my jacket and my cap on and it was still cold! Anyway reached Dallas in the afternoon, our plane passing by the BA plane fresh off a flight from LHR and you can only imagine what I started thinking.
Had a friend who picked me up, and I came home to some wonderful 50F/10C weather. Unpacked the nutmeg curios I got myself, and I actually had a toast bread with nutmeg jam. LOL!
Another trip done! I really can't believe how quickly time flew, but more importantly how much fun I had given the short amt of time I had for planing. Grenada is an amazing country, a lot less touristy compared to other parts of the Caribbean and despite its size and "lack of" things to do on tourism websites, I still felt there was sufficient to do in this country for 10 days - have a busy day and yet find time to relax by the beach during sunset and there after. My one standing memory of the country will be on the first day when I saw that Virgin Atlantic jumbo parked at the airport 1/4th its size, with hoardes of tourists disembarking in not the "easiest" of airports, which told me that those airport hardships are worth for everything else it has to offer to visitors. There's genuine warmth, genuine trust and close-to-zero violence. For a country that looks so "bare" in terms of tourism-safety, it really is one of the safest places I've seen.
THANKS AGAIN Grenada for the lovely week, and hope to see you soon!