Nora Augustine - “Stuck in Philadelphia airport”

Nora Augustine

Nora Augustine, Psychology student, blogs about her journey from Tanzania to New York's SUNY Plattsburgh.

I really love travelling, but layovers and travel plans are a pain. There is so much work put into planning and making the perfect trip, but even after all plans are in place there are some things that no matter how much you try, you just can't avoid - for example, airplane technical difficulties.

Nothing kills trip anticipation like an announcement over the PA saying, "ladies and gentlemen, we seem to be experiencing some technical difficulties, looks like we are going to be here for a little while longer".

Art work at Philadelphia Airport

“So it is official, I'm stuck in Philadelphia until tomorrow morning. What to do?”

This makes me feel like pulling the hair out of my head, worse thing is when the "little while" turns out to be 12 hours. So it is official, I'm stuck in Philadelphia until tomorrow morning. What to do?

Decorative chairs at Philadelphia Airport

“The hunt for the most fun thing to do at an airport is on - as I walk around the airport I realize that there are a lot of cool art displays here”

So I decided to have fun with “the difficulties”, the hunt for the most fun thing to do at an airport is on- as I walk around the airport I realize that there are a lot of cool art displays here. Some in the hotels, cafes, walls and others displayed like in the museums. So I guess the night won't be a boring. I think by now I have walked through half of the Philadelphia airport and it's all good.

A drawing of a tree at Philadelphia Airport

“I think by now I have walked through half of the Philadelphia airport and it's all good”

Anyway off to bed now, but the moral of this story is: don't let layovers or technical difficulties put you in a bad mood for travel, because the destination is always worth the wait.

Some of the bizarre range of art on display at Philadelphia Airport

“The moral of this story is: don't let layovers or technical difficulties put you in a bad mood for travel, because the destination is always worth the wait”

Big installation art at Philadelphia Airport

comments