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Navigating Heathrow Airport with less than 20 minutes to catch your next flight is like participating in an Olympic sprint event, except with luggage and a puzzled expression. You’re basically in a whirlwind of “Where’s Waldo?” trying to locate your gate while dodging a sea of travelers moving at a pace that’d make even Usain Bolt break a sweat.
It’s a high-stakes game of airport bingo, dashing past cafes with the smell of freshly brewed coffee teasing your senses while your stomach rumbles in protest. You become a swift ninja, maneuvering through crowds with the elegance of a bull in a china shop, desperately praying that your gate isn’t in another time zone.
Suddenly, you’re a contestant on a reality show called “Speed Packing,” throwing everything into your bag like a Tetris master on overdrive. Shoes, belts, and dignity are abandoned at security as you beep through metal detectors like a malfunctioning robot.
The airport PA system becomes your personal cheerleader, reminding you that your flight is boarding in a language that sounds like a blend of Morse code and interpretive dance. Meanwhile, you’re calculating sprinting distances faster than a mathematician on caffeine, wondering if a piggyback ride from a luggage cart would be an acceptable mode of transportation.
Finally, you reach your gate, panting like you’ve just completed a marathon. You flash your boarding pass like it’s the golden ticket from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, praying that the plane hasn’t decided to leave early just for kicks.
And when you do make it on board, you collapse into your seat, feeling like you’ve won the lottery, except the prize is just the chance to catch your breath and wonder if your Fitbit will ever recover from this unexpected workout.

Check the scenery at Heathrow airport in the video below and if you would like tips on how to travel internationally with kids, check out “The Safari Survival Guide for Tiny Explorers” 

Travel – Aferican Journey (afericanjourneys.org)

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