There is no Alhambra in Grenada

Avios mix-up sees woman fly to Grenada, not Granada

A woman who booked a visit to Spain as part of a "bucket list" said she "just froze" when she realised she was being flown to the Caribbean instead.

Lamenda Kingdon, 62, from Plymouth, wanted to go to the Alhambra Palace in the Spanish region of Granada after being diagnosed with cancer.

However, she was booked on a flight to Grenada by travel rewards company Avios, an error which she only realised had been made once she was in the air.

a mix-up -
a bucket -
*a "bucket list" = a list of things that you want to do before you die.
to reimburse -
to achieve -
to look forward to stg -
a concern -
to raise (money) -

If you kick the bucket, you die. (informal)
  • I'm only 50. I don't want to kick the bucket just yet.
  • I've just heard that the old lady on the first floor kicked the bucket. They say she had a heart attack.


luciti said…
Hi! I want to help with vocabulary!! lol

a mix-up – confusion/ lío

a bucket - un cubo.

*a "bucket list" = a list of things that you want to do before you die.

to reimburse – reembolsar, devolver.

to achieve - alcanzar

to look forward to stg – Desear algo.

a concern - preocupar

to raise (money) - conseguir (dinero)


You can traslate " ckick the bucket" por "Estirar la Pata" jaja

Bye, Lucía.
i preffer the caribe better than Granada...
Graham said…
Hi Edu,

Short but sweet.

I agree - I'd prefer the Carribean to Granada too though I wouldn't mind going back to Granada again.