On a recent trip of mine to Sydney I was fortunate enough to treat myself to a luxury limo hire service. For a bloke that loves fishing and getting dirty out on the open waters, a limo service was not something that I had ever been interested in before.
A friend of mine had insisted that I try it out. He said that once I did I would find it hard to travel by any other means. Ha! What would he know. Right? Well I was in for a shock.
I booked a limousine pickup and transfer service from the airport to my hotel, and really all I was expecting an over priced taxi service. However when I stepped off my plane and made my way outside of the airport I was greeted by my driver holding a sign with my name. Haha. This is what it feels like to be one of those people.
My driver was very well dressed and very polite. But he also had a friendliness that made him easy to talk with. He took my baggage for me and walked us to his immaculate limousine. A modern Chrysler 300C with leather interior which looked like it had just been driven off the showroom floor.
Inside was quite impressive and had a fresh scent. I was not used to travelling like this at all. I was thinking there would be scuff marks and bad smells from previous passengers. I was highly impressed.
As I was chauffeured to my hotel I felt like a real celebrity. The windows were a really nice dark tint but I could still see out. However as we drove past I could see people trying to look in. They probably thought I was a TV star or someone important.
So ok, it did feel great. The service I received was unreal. I really felt special and it was much more than I expected. It was so enjoyable that I actually had fun! There was no taxi ride that has ever come close. My friend was right. I think I may have to book a limo ride a bit more often from now on.