All things must come to an end, and actually although the time away was great (especially the walking, even with its “challenging” moments!), it’s really good to get home and to be re-united with S. The flights, via Zurich, worked well. I admit I travelled on Swissair coz it offered a “value” proposition that suited me, but certainly have no complaints. The trips both over and back involved short transit times in Zurich, but seemingly the airport is geared to handle these and even though my incoming flight from Berlin was a few minutes late arriving and there was a bit of congestion at immigration, there didn’t seem to be any drama and Swiss efficiency prevailed.
And my reading on the flights? V lent me Swiss Watching (by Diccon Bewes). It’s all about the Switzerland and the Swiss from a British viewpoint. Very appropriate given the airline I was on for the Asia/Europe sectors.
At the airport, A kindly picked me up, and arriving home, I started emptying out all the nooks and crannies of my baggage. Great to be able to go to the drawers and have a decent choice of clean clothes to wear! It’s also nice to be back on a full-size computer keyboard and screen. Over 2200 photos to download and (hopefully) to label. I may go back over this blog and insert a few more. I’ve also got a number of Trip Advisor reviews to post (based on the notes I made at the time).
Jet-lag remains an issue. I always struggle when travelling west to east. It’s the price of modern travel, I suppose.
Since the trip has ended, so must this blog! I’m going to establish a new one for my day-to-day outbursts about life in general, and
will post the link to it is here: http://mutterings2014.wordpress.com/ when I get it set up.