Our Journey to BVI
I don’t think people who book round the world tickets get to go on as long a trip as we did. We literally travelled for days to get to the BVI. We left Joburg international and our wonderful moms (miss you guys!) at 21:30 RSA time on Friday and only arrived on our island at 20:00 RSA time on the Sunday!
On our flight to London, we celebrated the New Year in style by drinking a glass of really bad tasting sparkling wine and then falling asleep. The flight went quite quickly as we slept for most of it. Our 3 hour stop –over in London made us really appreciate the fact that we were off to somewhere with warm weather and sunshine as by the time we left London at 9am, it was still dark. Next stop Miami.
The flight to Miami was really not ideal – our TV systems didn’t work so we had nothing to watch the WHOLE way there! And we were sitting next to a guy who made crazy snorting noises at regular intervals – not so fun! At Miami airport we took the healthy option and had a Burger King Meal which was definitely overrated!
By this stage in the journey we were literally able to sleep standing up we were so broken! But one more flight to go. Miami to St Thomas (in the US Virgin Islands) was the shortest flight out of the three but definitely felt the longest! We arrived at the St Thomas airport and were greeted by a lovely lady offering us flavoured Rum shots – mmmm delicious!This perked us up for a while but still the only thing on our minds was getting to bed! We took a taxi (and got ripped off, need to learn to tell people we are not tourists!!!) to the hotel/motel and quickly jumped into bed.
We woke up to beautiful island weather – NOT! It was raining and horrible and we were wondering what we’d got ourselves into!