“Did you leave your hotel room without asking?” asked the stern looking woman.
“Yes mam”, I stammered, “I only went to the gym.”
“You are not allowed to leave your room unless you have a guide, these are the rules!” she said.
“I’m so sorry, I didn’t realize. I will ask next time”, I offered, hoping to placate her. (I had pulled my hamstring on the tread mill so I wasn’t able to break that rule again – if I even dared!)
It was then that I realized the importance and seriousness of what I had just got myself into!