My Life Today: Returning from Hungary to British Columbia, Canada - It was a loooong day!

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I left Canada on April 9th and for the first month I visited or crossed several European countries (France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia).

For the last 3 weeks, I stayed with my wife Kati in Pécs where her family lives.

For the last 10 years, I have been to Pécs at least once a year. So, I know that coming back to Vancouver is long and tiring.

Yesterday, May 28th 2018, we flew back. It was a long day, longer than usual!


The day started at 5AM when we got up in Pécs. We left at 6AM and arrived at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport at around 8:30.

For reason that I will not explain, we took different airplanes. Kati was flying at 11:30 through Amsterdam, I was flying at 13:20 through Munich.

So, at 8:30, I left Kati at the airport and drove to an hotel nearby that provides longterm parking facility, and I left my car there. We will come back at the end of July to go to a wedding in Transylvania.

After leaving my car, I came back to the airport. I waited for my plane to depart.
I was flying with Lufthansa, and Munich is one of their two hubs.


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First problem: the plane arrived late from Munich, so we left almost an hour late.

As I had a little more than an hour for the connexion in Munich, I was worried that I would not be able to take my next plane.

Fortunately, the plane waited for me, and left half an hour late, but with me and my luggage on board.

Kati arrived in Vancouver International Airport an hour and a half before myself and waited patiently for me there.

After crossing the border, I waited for my suitcase at the carousel. It was a new one I had just bought for this trip. I spotted it and checked the name on the tag to be sure.

I was out at around 6PM. She was with my daughter Roseline who had borrowed my car for the last two months I was out of the country. After bringing Roseline back to her house, we drove home to Coquitlam.

As I was entering our apartment, I had a phone call from Lufthansa baggage service that asked me to check the name on the suitcase that I had taken: sure enough, it was not my suitcase, but it had the right size and color and the name was very close: Celler, not Celier: second problem, much more annoying that the first one.

So, I had to go back to the airport, with the suitcase, to get my own suitcase.

When I arrived there, Mrs Celler who was given my cell phone number called me and we agreed that I would bring her suitcase to North Vancouver where she lives.

So, from Vancouver airport, I drove to North Vancouver, another city on the other side of the Fraser river, gave back her suitcase to Mrs Celler, then drove back home.
All these trips in my car lasted for 4 hours. As if I needed this after traveling for more than 20 hours!

I was in bed around 22:30, that is more than 27 hours after getting up in Pécs in the morning.

Yes, it was a long and exhausting day.
But at least, Mrs Celler and myself we got our respective suitcase at the end of the day.

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I flew with a new suitcase recently, with a splash of red on it. My old one was all grey. I must have watched it go by me on the carousel about 30 times wondering "Where is my suitcase?" - until there were only 2-3 left. Then I went closer to look and "Oh mine DOES have red writing on it!". The actual travelling part of travelling can be stressful lol

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The actual traveling part of traveling can be stressful

Indeed!

Wow! That does sound like a long day. Glad to hear that you are home safe. I was waiting for you to return so I could mail that present for your Grandson!

Welcome home, what a trip! I hate to travel by plane, always did, but the sea journey to Vancouver is admittedly a bit long.

It was nice to have you. we still talk about you, and Frida even considered being a vegetarian for a short while out of compassion with the animals. I supported the idea fully as I think she has a tendency to skip the broccoli and other green stuff, and in the next 14 days the fresh vegetables and fruit will be here. So it would be a good time to try it out. Later when I asked her if she had dropped the idea of being a vegetarian, she said, I was a vegetarian... for three hours.

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Say hello to Frida, and Felicia, and Mette for me.

Later when I asked her if she had dropped the idea of being a vegetarian, she said, I was a vegetarian... for three hours.

Tell her that next time she must try to be a vegetarian for three days.

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I will say hallo and try to convince Frida. Principled decisions are normally mostly Felicia's area of expertise.

Oh, my goodness. What a nightmare to have to deal with after travelling all that distance and time. On top of that, the Jetlag must have been unreal. I can imagine your bed felt like a little p[iece of heaven when you finally made it there. Glad that you made it home safe and sound. It has been fun following your adventures through Europe. Thank you so much for sharing it all with us. Get some rest and enjoy being home. It the vacation from your vacation time.

I hope you got allright to your home and welcome back. I want to visit Hungary one day

Journey of life that gives the color of happiness, An honor can enjoy your trip with family @vcelier

How do we enjoy this life?

the beautiful things in life sometimes do not feel that gives the color of life and happiness that can not be purchased with anything let alone the enjoyment of life is passed alongside beloved family.happiness is always a force in human life.the life journey is a line that must be passed together over time .

How is the real life secret?

The secret of human life sometimes we do not know kapai it happened I want to add a little about the incident that happened @vcelier I rate this is a secret that we do not know what exactly will happen what if we leave immediately but the delay plane gives its own meaning for a force new and new families that give a memory in the journey.

The meeting with Mrs Celler who was given my cell phone number is part of it for a very meaningful thing and a very meaningful relationship.

Conclusion

happiness is the goal of every human being.



Que Odisea..

and that feeling when you get home after all of that :D

Wherever we go we keep thinking home

Hungary to British I must say that was an exciting moment you had over there, travelling is my hobby, I wish one day I will be opportune to travel out of Africa one day to Europe I have had much about there, thanks for sharing part of your experience with us thank God for journey mercies back home.

La galère qu'on veut tous éviter! mais bon t'es arrivé à bon port! :-)

I really enjoy this story, haha. every trip is of course very tiring, then I think you are reasonable take a suitcase nyonya celler. But this is really very annoying, when you experience fatigue, you also have to meet the mistress of the celler to return the suitcase.celier and celler, a name that is almost very close together, between this man and woman that distinguish you both far haha.setangnya you already know someone new in your life. All events are a blessing.

let me follow you, this is the first time for me and will last forever if you give permission. I would enjoy every trip and your story, best @vcelier.

So, from Vancouver airport, I drove to North Vancouver, another city on the other side of the Fraser river, gave back her suitcase to Mrs Celler, then drove back home.
All these trips in my car lasted for 4 hours. As if I needed this after traveling for more than 20 hours!

HARD LUCK @vcelier

Regards @vcelier Few days ago i've had a concert in Bruxelles and i was flying as well from Budapest with a nice delay of almost 2 hrs.cause the thunderstorms were and got all the sky grey ... but not even an ufo with greys came out from behind the clouds :-) All the best. Regards

good travel... all tha bast..