This marks the end of our little not-vacation* in Milan. As usual pictures will be posted as soon as I finish sorting through them.
*) I still hold that it’s not a proper vacation when you’re less than 1000km (as the bird flies) from home. It’s more like a little (extended/multi) day trip. Another sign for a not-vavation is when your flight time is only an hour and about half of it is taken up by take off/landing and taxiing.
Signs that you’re (probably) on a proper vacation include:
– you need to bring your passport to be let into the country (or even need to apply for a visa in advance)
– your destination is in a different timezone
– using a travel SIM card in your phone is not more expensive than just roaming with your home SIM
And we are at it again: Sitting in an airport (MXP in this case) cafe with a (now empty) coffee cup poking our smartphones and waiting for gate information for our flight to appear on the screen above us.
Sitting at STR sipping a cappucino. Made it thru security… it took a bit longer tho – at least for Oliver. But on the positive side, we now know that he’s explosives-free.
Our flight departs in about 70mins and arrives at MXP one hour later. The distance – as the bird flies – is only three hundred something kilometers. Probably my shortest flight ever.
Right now we are back exactly where we started this little trip on the morning of July 8th. Even our train back from FRA was delayed – 40 minutes by the time it reached Stuttgart.
End of Asia-2014.
Our passports (with Russian and Chinese visas) are finally back, and with them our Trans-Sib tickets have also arrived.
I’ve been getting awfully twitchy in the last few days waiting for them, but now everything is on track and we’re ready to go.