"I just booked your flight. You leave tomorrow morning," said Mum's Whatsapp message.
The news was surprising, to say the least, seeing as a week before that I hadn't even been sure I'd be travelling at all this Christmas. Nevertheless, I mentally hopped on board the last-minute plans and started packing for my trip.
We were going to Portugal for Christmas - one of the European countries that I've been looking forward to visiting for a while now. I have to admit, though, that I didn't know much about it before we travelled; and this became clearer and clearer during our first few days there...