Dazed and confused after a 13 hour flight and a hair pat-down.
They checked me boo!
The agent couldn’t help herself… my french roll was looking a lil’ too luxurious!
At any rate, I’ll catch you up tomorrow, but in the meantime, know this-
Euros buy the best Gyros!
That first picture is to die for! Tres chic!
Gyros…yum yum!! I was in Greece a couple years ago and still salivate over the Gyro I ate on Aegina Marina Island. I hope you can recreate that recipe for us! 🙂
I can say that I share in that hair pat down experience. On my recent trip last week to N.C the lovely older grandma TSA agent after being put through a full body scanner felt it necessary to pat down my bun. ok o_O I think we owe a south african cocaine toting in her dreds woman to thank for the new fade. 🙂
Same happened to me, beautiful pic though!
lol@ mouse trap. But seriously, neither I nor my hair was "molested" one single time when traveling through Europe (or the U.S.) or anywhere else for that matter. In fact, the group of Australians in line in front of me at Schiphol got more attention than I did (even after I forgot and left my tube of arnica in my pocket).
Is it coming? Possibly, the odds go up the more you travel. Are they singling out the curlies only? Doubtful.
@anon 11:21… you know that's what I wanted the title of the post to be, right?! OMG. We're soul sisters.
Thanks ladies for your words!!! I'm in the process of uploading pics!!!
I think one of those old-fashioned mousetrap tucked in the hair would be appropriate, serves them right–haha!
Hahahahahaha, that pic is priceless, Nik! That is why I won't be boarding nothing anytime soon, too much airport drama!
You are in europe!!!!!
Yes, Schipohl can be…. ummmm…. interesting, to say the least…
You look incredible!!
Will you visit Germany? This would be too good to be true….
Love from Berlin, Monika
Nik, you be killing 'em. Too Fierce. I'm proud to be a woman, especially a BW, when I read your post!
How you gon' be in Europe when it's a "damn recession"? (I like to say that to my son when he looses something, so I'm saying it to you outta' love). Safe travels. I'm with you in spirit.
You know I gotta say it, "N*gga's in Paris!"
Love the look Nikki. Enjoy your trip I can't wait to hear all the deets when you return.
Awww Nikki you look classic and gawgeous! We are living vicariously through you! Be blessed and safe!
You look gorgeous!! I love the photo!
Yeah Schipol Airport is funny. You can't even take beverages purchased INSIDE security (as in, people who are flying through and haven't left the airport) unless you have it sealed in a plastic bag.
So annoying. They do a 2nd security check and have a metal detector and scanner set up outside the boarding gates. Weird, but I guess I've seen it in a lot of the European airports.
Wow Nik you sure do get around! Is Gia in tow? Europe? I need to become your personal assistant ( lo)
That's cute she really just wanted to see if your hair was as soft as it looked! Have a wonderful time, and take tons of pictures!!!
ha! Thanks ladies!!!!
The shake down wasn't so bad… we had a lay over in Amsterdam and had to go through customs. I locked eyes with with attendant as I was walking through the metal detector. She smiled, I smiled and then she asked, 'may I?' and gestured toward my hair. It was quick and she was very mindful of my super cute updo. I didn't take it personally… I saw them patting down other people and I think that would've annoyed me much, much more. I was still grateful that I didn't have to take my shoes off, so yeah, no biggie.
I'll report back soon! It's almost 11am here and I feel like a zombie!
LOL! Too funny!!! Enjoy your trip in Europe. Have fun and do lots of shopping!!!
Ugh, they pat your hair down at ATL as well. I haven't flown since they started and I'm dreading it.
Your gyros are giving me LIFE! lol.
she can't be in london, they use the pound not the euro
What Natasha said…looking forward to the posts and photos!
Are you in London?
Loving that picture of you, you're like WTF?! Be safe and have fun!
Ooooo!!! Where are you? I hope you have fun! The food over there is so good. When I tell people that I could live off of bread and cheese from Europe, they think I'm cray but that stuff is the truth!
"Thought of stuffing a toy in there for them…" *Dead* LOL
Nikki, safe travels and can't wait to see pics/hear stories.
Good one, Toga@9:03pm! LOL!
I got checked at LAX. I thought of stuffing a toy in there for them but I was good. Nikki you're killin' it!
They checked you boo! Too funny!
I wonder, are they just searching black curlies or curlies in general?
U look fab & that donner looks delicious!!
Oh no! The pat down! You look hawt though!
Classic photo Nikki!
Love that pic!
Nik, you are a frickin' riot!! And, I love the whole 40s vibe in your pic with the black and white photo, retro do and trench coat look!! Looking a little Casablanca-ish there;)!! I see you!! Can't wait for the stories and pics!!
Can't wait for the deets. Sorry your do got violated. You still look fab girl!
Sweet, Lawd. This picture of you looking 'dazed' is quite funny! LOL!!! Anywho, have fun!
I can't wait to hear more about your trip…Be safe!
Have a blast! I can't wait to experience this trip via your stories & pictures. Give hubs my love! That picture is EVERYTHING! LOL at them molesting your bun! hahahahaa too much!
Oh, I look forward to the deets on the pat down, and where you are in Europe. Perhaps you are in Greece?!
Where are you off to and where is Gia??? Sorry your hair was molested. You look so retro and fab. Safe travels.