Peter and I landed safely back in Australia.Yesterday morning our daughter picked us up from Sydney airport and drove us to our home (100 km south of Sydney). So we’ve been back home now for nearly thirty hours and are gradually getting rid of our jet legs. Everything is fine at our place. Our lovely daughter is going to stay with us till tomorrow (Tuesday).
Six people had come to Berlin Tegel airport on Friday to see us off. We found the perfect place to have a drink with them. This time was very relaxing for us. We knew already that our plane to Amsterdam was going to leave somewhat later than originally planned. My brother had driven us to the airport from his place in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. He had only dropped us off so he could be back home before it got too dark.
In Amsterdam we had scarce time to catch the connecting flight to Kuala Lumpur. We made sure we’d get some help by the airport people. Just as well! It turned out we had to go right to the other end of the airport. This would have meant a tremendous walk for us. We were very grateful for being driven to our departure point. I doubt that we could have made it by walking.
In Kuala Lumpur we had close to seven hours to catch our Malaysian connecting flight to Sydney. This meant we had no problem with being on time for boarding at the departure gate. It also gave us the opportunity to stretch our legs a bit and then take a break in a beautifully furnished cafe with French songs playing in the background. The toilet facilities were also very welcome. We couldn’t take a walk though through the airport’s beautiful open air jungle walk since it was closed for renovations. What a pity!
Near our departure gate we found some stretch-out chairs. Believe me, we made good use of them! Some pics of them some other time.
4 thoughts on “Back in Australia”
It is SO good to go to the toilet, regroup yourself, freshen up. You must have felt great landing. 🙂 Have a beaut day Uta, & I look forward to a pic of those chairs 🙂
Thanks for reminding me of the chair pics, Noeleen. Peter’s just loaded them down for me. So I can insert these and some other pics in my next post. Peter and I are more or less back to normal now. Only a touch of jet-leg left. It’s great to see some sunshine today. We’re enjoying spending the day with Caroline and Matthew. Caroline is cooking another meal for us right now. She’s taking fantastic care of us. It’s good to be back home. However we do have great memories about our two and a half months stay overseas.
NEVER never underestimate the value of decent toilet facilities when travelling! I have § enjoyed reading about your time in Germany, and am so glad you had a good journey home – now you can sit back, relive the last couple of months, and really relax with you Australian family. Welcome home!
Thank you so much, Cat, for reading my blogs and commenting. I’ll soon have to catch up on some of your blogs. There’s indeed a tremendous lot to relive, thinking about what we did during our stay away from Australia. It’s good to be back home and reflect on everything.