The Daily Post : Clouds

In response to daily post’s prompt: Clouds

June 27th England had a shocking loss to Iceland in Soccer. It was a match they never should have lost. while the Brits were smarting from the pain,along came Marcus Willis British tennis player ranked 772 in the world. While his ranking didn’t seem much to applaud, his entry to Wimbledon tennis tournament gave the Brits hope of achieving something great which their soccer team was unable to do.

After six rounds of qualifying he entered the main draw. His first round opponent was a guy named Berankis, whose ranking is 54 in the world, one would think Marcus had no chance, not only he did, he beat the player in straight sets.

Marcus was in cloud nine, he managed to get into the second round, his opponent this time was Roger Federer, the third ranked player, who had won this championship seven times. I watched the crowd on centre court, they liked their player’s chances, they supported him with all their might, to erase the memory of England’s loss to Iceland in Soccer.

In the first set, Marcus failed to win a game, he did better in the second and third set, but it was  not enough to win the match. With all the support he got on centre court from the British crowd  gave him a lot of hope. Unfortunately the Cinderella story ended sooner than the Brits had hoped.

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The Daily Post : Tourist

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt: Tourist

Summer is a great time to travel outside our city. The weather usually is better and it’s the time when  kids get a long vacation of two months. Flights are on schedule most of the time, unless the odd times when there is an interruption due to the technical problems with the plane and one gets stranded on an unknown place for a considerable length of time. It does not happen frequently, when it does, passengers are not thrilled.

I was once travelling to Dhaka, on my way there was a stop over at Frankfurt, Germany for ten hours, there was no decent place to sit at that airport. I recall there were  exactly three benches where I found passengers sleeping. I was fortunate to get a cart where I put my handbag and my small suitcase. Throughout the ten hours I was there I couldn’t find a place to sit and relax.

The lounges at the airport belonged to different airlines, these were locked so no one could get in. I was travelling by Qatar airways, they didn’t seem to care that we had no place to go.

It was a trying experience for me, after this incidence I made sure my stopover was never  at Frankfurt.

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