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IN Travel & Adventure ON 21 Sep, 2016
Flights with layovers are less expensive than direct flights, but to pass that extra time is a real pain and the problem gets more severe when you're alone. But you can make the best use of layovers and make it a memorable part of your trip.
Instead of simply loitering around to kill time, you can involve yourself in something interesting and exciting.
Here I've compiled a list of some amazing activities that you can do to kill time. You're welcome in advance.
To make the best of your layover, visit the nearest gym to your airport or carry your yoga mat and try a few stretching and breathing exercises. If you are not able to find the gym nearby, go for a jog around terminals.
Airports offer the cheap and affordable transportation for sight-seeing. Go on a mini-excursion and spend the time, exploring new places.
Many airports have separate napping rooms, or they have special padded chairs designed for dozing. So, all the drowsy travellers can utilize their time in sleeping.
If you aren't comfortable with the idea of dozing off in public, you can book a room and get some sound sleep.
This is the best way to pass the time. If you have a companion, you can play a board game, or if you're alone, you can solve a puzzle or riddle. There are many board games like Scrabble, Ludo and many more.
Well, if you're blessed with this talent, the airport is the best place to showcase your talent. By playing an instrument, you can entertain yourself as well as others. And if you're extremely talented, you can even upturn your hat and cover your baggage fees.
Chatting with a stranger at the airport bar, or in a restaurant could lead to a short conversation at worst and an interesting glimpse into a fellow traveler's experiences at best. You can find someone waiting near your gate and talk to them.
If you're a gastronome, visit the airport eateries and make the best use of a layover by trying different cuisines.
If you're an avid reader, you can always grab a local newspaper or read a novel or magazine. I bet, the moment you open a book; you won't even realize that you're about to finish it.