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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Oh the joys of traveling


This past Easter vacation, my roommate and I went on an epic journey through Austria and a small bit of Germany and the Czech Republic.  Our itinerary: Munich, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Vienna, and Prague.  Not only did we get to visit all of these charming cities, we got to enjoy various hours of countryside scenery as we traveled between places via bus or train.  Of course, forming the bookends of all this lovely traveling were our flights, both into Munich and out of Prague, the parts of the trip that were perhaps not quite so charming.  Nothing exactly bad happened, just routine traveling annoyances.

For instance, on our flight out of Madrid the plane was overbooked, leaving me behind for a few hours while Kels flew on ahead.  That meant that instead of two full days in Munich, we were going to essentially have only one.  Bummer.  In the end though, it wasn’t TOO bad, since the airline gave me 250 euros in remuneration that we were able to use for various things on our trip.  Bummer canceled.

On the way back, our flight got delayed by two and a half hours, meaning that our dreams of getting to bed early were shattered and that we got back into Madrid just barely too late to catch the metro, which closes at 1:30 am.  So, we had to wait outside for the night bus, which wasn’t running with normal frequency what with it being Easter day and all, and didn’t get home until close to 3:30 in the morning.  Bummer.  But I did get to get all hyped up on sugar in the airport because we got rid of the last of our extra Czech crowns by buying ice cream.  Bummer canceled?  Not quite.  But maybe ameliorated.  

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