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Tucking away in Toronto, Canada

by Keisa
(Toronto. Canada)

So my West Jet flight was scheduled to land in Kingston, Jamaica at 1PM today, Sunday.

All winter, in fact from October 2019, I had this trip forefront my mind as the reason to go on and get up and get out on the cold wintry Canadian mornings.

Because soon I would be in the glorious sunshine of my island home. Every co-worker went away for their Christmas vacation but I was happy at work because in less than 90 days I too would be on a flight!

The only downturn up to last week was the forecast of rain for the week of March 15. Last week Wednesday I was still shopping. "Sorry customer. This item is final sale". Had absolutely no impact to my ears. I was happily shopping.

What! Travel advisory. My brain felt like the last time I had a chunk of wasabi, thinking it was a vocal pear. Cancel what?! I have saved and scrunged and redeemed all my first global points and begged and borrowed and suffered for the sake of this trip.

What the hell. Coronavirus in Jamaica. Too bad. I was heading to family in St Thomas. Corona virus Where? Bull Bay? You gotta be kidding me.

After blowing up a few people cell phone to get on the ground information it was too obvious.

No one wanted me to come home, not even grandma who saved the apples and mangoes on the trees for her grandkids. So my vacation took a sharp u turn. More anon.

Wellesley's Note

Hey Keisa,

I feel your pain, we apologize, but I know that you totally understand the need for these measures, considering the delicate place we are placed at the time.

I hope the situation in contained and the situation normalize soon.

Thanks for sharing!

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Love your writing
by: Cheri Avery Black

Thanks for sharing your story. I like your style. You should consider writing a book or blog. You have a good way of bringing the reader into the moment. Perhaps you can use your quiet time for creating some more to share. Take care.

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