We are trying to only take the bare minimum of luggage. I tend to over-pack and since we are taking 2 trains in Spain and need to drag our luggage on and off them I am hoping to make our bags as light as possible. We have an 8 hour layover in Amsterdam due to an unfortunate schedule change so may be trying out something called Yotel that is right in the transiting area of the Amsterdam airport - they are designed to be like a mini-hotel with WIFI, a bed and a shower. You can only take hand luggage as are after security but are perfect for a long layover. No, I have no urge to leave the airport for a few hours to see Amsterdam. We did 3 days in Amsterdam on the last trip to Europe and 8 hours is just too short to be leaving the airport for after flying all night. I would rather rest up. I didn't pre-book it just in case our flight is late but you can rent it by the hour so whenever we get there we will pay for 5-6 hours before our final 3 hour flight to Malaga.
We have seen a few days of sunshine this week finally - a definite sign Spring is here versus day after day of rainy weather. Hubby has to mow the grass again as it is growing fast - it will be crazy long by the time we get home in a couple of weeks.
For those wondering how it feels to be traveling to Europe after the recent bombing in Brussels - well, I am not going to lie, it feels strange but even if we were traveling to France or Belgium we would still be going. Perhaps it is middle-age but we feel rather defiant - no one is going to stop us from enjoying life by traveling and we refuse to live life in fear. That is exactly what they want - to hurt people, spread fear and be detrimental to global economies. My heart goes out to all those countries that have been bombed recently including France, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey and Belgium.
I don't believe I shall be posting now until the middle of April as do not intend to post while I am on holiday. I hope everyone has a lovely long weekend and get out there and enjoy some Spring!