The next day, we made halt on Grand Cayman Island.
It is the largest of the three Cayman Islands with Georgetown being the capital. Approximately 54,000 people live on the Cayman Islands altogether with the majority inhabiting Grand Cayman. Hurricane Ivan rolled by the islands in 2004 with winds up to 290km/h, destroying over 80 percent of the islands buildings and infrastructures. Many people died during this massive tropical storm. Today, Grand Cayman is back to normal.
So what do you do when jetlag forces you out of bed at around 4:30 am in a city where civilized life won´t start before 7 am the earliest? Right, having breakfast in bed and some coffee (to at least reach a state of mind, that understands where you are and why you are there).
I always carry my “Survival Kit” with me. Consisting of packets of instant oatmeal, a box of mixed nuts and chia seeds and a large container of instant coffee. This might not be the most gourmet snack that someone dreams of when speaking of breakfast in bed, but these items can (at least currently) be brought into almost every country in this world without fearing troubles with local authorities or violating food restrictions. And since these days almost every hotel room features a coffee maker (or at least a water heater), they can be easily prepared at any time of day. And they deliver energy. Continue reading →