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... took me home for 11-30pm on Friday night.
As I write this at home on Saturday afternoon Jochen is busy making arrangements for his Fathers funeral. A so very different way to spend the day than what we had anticipated and a difficult and abrupt end to what was a great trip for both of us.
Deepest and most sincere condolences to Jochen and his family on their terrific loss.
While walking to the waterfront, we met up with a funeral procession with the deceased family member displayed in open casket on trailer pulled behind a tractor. Dave concluded that she must have been a farmer and the tractor used was used to symbolize her life. The family members and friends walked ahead and behind. One lady carried a round loaf of bread or cake with a candle in it. No music.
... signage and headed to my flight. By some fluke of the system, I was sat in row 1, sharing the rest of the row occasionally with the crew. I took this to be a privileged position, being able to see the inner workings of the crew, a sort of reward for my hours in the sky to date. My credibility was damaged though by my inability to work the toilet sink. Another lesson ...
... People's Palace (Really Nicolae Ceausescu's big ass parliament to show off). The place is immense and the city planning that spreads from the area itself is unbelievable.
Off to the mall. This mall looks like Place D'Orleans in Ottawa at first. Wait there is a skating rink inside - WTF! I did not expect that especially when it is 37 degrees outside. Juha actually plays hockey here sometimes. That would have been a site to ...
... Or so we had thought.
We arrived in Bucharest exactly on time, 13:07 and confirmed on the departure board that our next train was departing at 14:54 from platform 11. Excellent, the flawless European railway system is still flawless, we have an hour and forty-seven minutes to eat lunch and grocery shop and we don't even need to leave the train station to do either of those! We make it to platform 11 with plenty of time to spare, ...