Cuba, April 2008 (Varadero, Part II)
You know that instant awkward feeling of waking up not knowing where it is you are? There are situations that take place long before wake up time that make this condition much more likely. (HAHA) Okay...wait! There are billions of scenarios that can cause this, but you've all been there right?
For the purpose of this story, I was thinking things like: arriving late after a four hour flight, spending an hour at the airport collecting things and then taking a 35 minute bus ride through the darkness. All this followed by a very speedy check-in, a quick tour of the room and then shutting off the lights, for that much needed nap, just as soon as you locate the bed. These would be the light and fluffy conditions after a hellish few weeks, where "life" had occured before arriving here. ;)
It was like being caught in a twister really. Going from all things crazy, to ... "well hello there, welcome to paradise". It's so nice to wake up in a quiet, clean, bright, villa-like room, decorated with pastel accessories, interesting paintings and calming tiles. Then to accentuate this postcard moment by viewing outside the door to where the palm trees tower over the other tropical vegetation...O.M.G!! And finally to realize that this greenery is the host location for the millions of tiny birds and animals that happily keep repeating "Buenos días...¿Cómo está?...Despiertate!! ... so heavenly.