|A panorama photo of the River Danube through Budapest|
Yesterday was the last day of my holiday and it was spent traveling home. My parents had been very sweet and had driven my sister and I (yes, and Brom) to the airport. I wanted to reclaim some money from a purchase I had made in Germany, but I hadn't read the form properly and already checked in my luggage, including the tax free item! That will teach me next time!
Since I traveled business class (or some such), I had an extra luggage allowance and I made real good use of that! I had managed to keep everything in the two suitcases, since I really didn't want to have a carry-on as well. I wouldn't have known how to get it home for a start. The two cases were heavy enough as they were.
|A sneaky photo back|
Miss Oswin was a bit unsure when I got through the door, but she soon realised I was the treat person and climbed on my lap and drooled all over me. Before she was allowed to go outside for a bit! I did actually buy her a few souvenirs as well. I give her treats that I buy here in Norway, but in Prague and Vienna there were several other flavours available. Four bags of treats made their way into my luggage.
Even though we visited or traveled through seven countries in total, I only managed three flags. Since Slovakia was only a drive-through, we never saw anything touristy. In Hungary I did see a flag, but it was too small and I figured once we hit the souvenir shops, I would get the proper size. Well, opera got in the way and we never got to a souvenir shop that sold flags. But I did manage to get the flag of the Czech Republic, Poland and Austria to add to my collection. I had one of Poland, but it wouldn't stand in my vase, so I needed a new one.
|Me and my sister Gera|
This morning was an early morning again: back to work. I had not been looking forward to it, especially since the weather is not that nice either, but in order to go on other holidays I will need to work and earn some money! Mind you, playing the tourist does become tiring in the end as well. Plus that castles, churches and beautiful town centers did start to blend a bit in the end.
There will be a few posts coming up regarding the holiday. Thoughts and reflections so to say, that I didn't want to bother Brom with when he was writing. And when all that is done, I will make a book for me and my sister with all the posts and a lot more photos of this holiday. As a reminder of a beautiful holiday. And of course in due time there will be calendars made as well and you will get the chance of winning one, but more on that when they are made/about to be made.
Photos by my sister Gera