I started this post in the Amsterdam airport the first day of my holiday. Unfortunately the internet at my parent’s house was down so I’m just going to post it as is. Much overdue… but the beginning of my trip!
Saying goodbye is always hard. The excitement of going someplace else and seeing people you love is always thrilling, but saying goodbye is always hard. Last night, Sebastian and I stayed in and cooked a delicious palak paneer. We’re getting pretty good at this Indian cooking thing. It tasted so rich and authentic.
The absolute perfect last meal together before my trip.
Supposedly, when Sebastian and I are going two different ways for any extended period of time, I have a habit of following him like a puppy. I also stare a lot, so I’m told. This following and staring is only because I know I’ll miss him like crazy over the next two weeks. I know I’ll feel the same way when I’m about to leave home to return to Germany.
I was able to get about 3.5 hours of sleep before waking up to shower and catch the taxi. Everything went smoothly on the drive to Cologne Bonn Airport. It’s amazing how my travel habits have changed over the last few years. Before, I used to take the maximum amount of bags and weight. Today, I packed a small bag with my electronic stuff to take on the planes and a small carry-on sized bag that I checked in. I hope I have enough room to bring back my iherb.com order!
I first flew to Amsterdam’s Schripol Airport. This is the 5th largest airport in Europe and was recently voted as #7 in the world’s best airports. There are plenty of restaurants and shops to keep travellers busy. On my way back, I have a 10 hour layover. Although it’s a good airport, I don’t think it’ll entertain me for 10 hours.
While waiting for my connecting flight, I ate an overpriced muffin and drank a coffee at one of the bistros.
After wandering around for a while, it was goodbye Amsterdam….
and hello Chicago!
While cruising above the Atlantic ocean, I had a delicious Indian vegetarian meal. Good work KLM!
This lucky girl was one brother short of a whole family airport collection party! To celebrate my landing safely on home soil, we went out to eat at Red Robin.
Family, laughter, and free iced tea refills. It’s great to be back!
My brothers thought I needed to have a real American burger. I guess the fact that it was not made of meat didn’t matter.
Mushroom swiss garden burger.
Mom was eager to be featured in the blog.