Sunday, April 27, 2014

Oh no! I Left my Laptop in London (Updated!)

We were being so clever: instead of an expensive three day ferry journey to Croatia through Italy, I managed to find an amazingly cheap deal on EasyJet flights from Corfu to London and then London to Dubrovnik. Basically, the equivalent of flying to Chicago to get from LA to San Francisco.

But then I left my laptop in the restroom at London Gatwick airport...helpfully realizing the loss the very second the airplane doors shut. Dread! All my hopes rest with the airport lost and found office.

We are in a beautiful, population 150, harbor town of Molunat for the week, an hour south of Dubrovnik. The closest electronics store may be in Montenegro across the border. I'm hoping to buy a Google Chromebook to get back online Monday morning. I still have four more weeks of traveling and working to go until returning home.

In the meantime, I'm on cell phone only and can't share the rest of our beautiful Corfu photos with you or give you updates from Croatia. Follow my Instagram (link in my profile) for the latest.

Monday Morning Update: Hooray!  My computer was turned in to Lost & Found. We're trying to see if a London co-worker of Rob's can pick it up or if I'll need to get it shipped to Croatia. In the meantime, I am working on a frankenstein set-up of a Samsung Galaxy Tab with a Bluetooth Croatian keyboard. The "y" and "z" keys are not the only letter switched (typing that sentence was a serious brain exercise). I'm going to test out the photo editing on this - a glorified cell phone - later today and should be back in action!

4 comments:

sarah said...

Oh no is right. Hopefully you get it back.

Katie said...

What a miracle that you are getting it back!!!

I was worried my vicarious trip would be ruined. How else am I going to get through another month of cubical living?!?!

Katie said...

Doesn't that just restore your faith in humanity (should it have lapsed)? I recently left my nice camera under the seat on a flight and was so impressed that it was turned in and not stolen, the airline matched it to my claim, and then shipped it back to me. Hooray!

MrsEm said...

Totally restores my faith! Especially since it is a brand new macbook and quite expensive. In my imagination, a nice old British lady who looks like the queen turned it in.