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It's been a wonderful trip ! I love traveling for the experience and broadening of horizons. I must say 'horizon' has been redefined on this one. But it's definitely time to head home. 4:30 am is a challenging departure time.
On final approach to Virginia, German tourists took photos
of the Potomac River from the airplane window. I know that place !
Sooo good to find my family waiting at Dulles :))) !! Great trip, but home is the best destination !
I had no idea I wouldn't be able to access Fb here.......the government blocks it ! Don't take your freedom for granted !
After 20 hrs en route, arrived at the city of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The first thing one does to enter the country is pay the entry fee of $12.00. Yes, that's US $. The Azeri man & German woman next to me didn't happen to be carrying any $, but they could get some at the bank window conveniently located at the next counter.
I was pleased ...
... Now, is that such a bad thing? Possibly not. I am afraid in some ways to realize that this experience may turn out differently from what I initially imagine it to be as my vision of this adventure occurred in my younger years. That vision unfortunately did not catch up with my age as time went by so I have to make some conscious effort to grasp the fact that I am backpacking in may late 30s, not mid, ....and not even in ...
... for those who really needed it. Of course as they improved over the course of the semester this was no longer necessary but it was great practice for me.
Overall, I would not trade my semester in Bilbao for anything. I learned, experienced and saw so much and managed to meet a variety of interesting people all over the country. I will always remember my time there with an intense nostalgia and hopefully will be able to make it back one day. ...
... of coffee. Our next stop was the Air and space museum, we had a good look around there and along the mall. Our next stop was the Capitol building which is enormous. We couldn't actually get to close as they were having a tree lighting ceremony and we didn't have time to go through all the security. We looked from afar instead. We then had the 4 hour drive back... It was a very rushed trip but at least we got to see Washington... Just a bit, ...