Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bremen-München (Munich)-Toronto

 Restaurant at the airport in Munich: The name reminded us of Vienna!
Restaurant auf dem Münchener Flughafen; Der Name hat uns an Wien erinnert!


A long flight, but everything worked out well.  We did not lose our luggage, the Canadians did let me into their country after I had paid $49 dollars, and the ride back with a stop at a grocery store was accomplished with the help of a very friendly and talkative student.  Now we are unpacking our 16 suitcases.

A German audio book for Flora offered by Lufthansa
Ein deutsches Hörbuch, das es bei Lufhansa gab und Flora gefallen hat.

Ein langer Flug, aber alles hat gut geklappt.  Wir haben kein Gepäck verloren, die Kanadier haben mich nach einer Bezahlung von 49 Dollarn in ihr Land gelassen, und unsere Rückfahrt mit Zwischenstop beim Supermarkt ging auch gut: Ein freundlicher und redseliger Student hat uns und unsere 16 Koffer wieder nach Hause gebracht.  


15 comments:

  1. Wieder in Amerika? Ich dachte ihr bleibt noch ein bisschen in Deutschland. Schön ist die Reise gut gegangen. Willkommen zurück in eurem "Home sweet Home" wie es in England so schön heisst (in Amerika auch?).

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    1. Nein, das war lang genug :). Jetzt gibt es hier wieder einiges zu tun. Ja, das kennt man hier auch "home, sweet home" doch eher geschrieben als gesprochen.

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    2. Ja, das gibt zu tun, wenn man dann wieder zu Hause ist. Wie geht es Julius? Hat er euch begrüsst oder spielt er den Beleidigten, wie das unsere Katze immer tat?

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    3. Julius geht es gut, er hat sich gefreut und ist, laut Nachbarn, eine neue Katze, seitdem wir wieder da sind. Er muß wohl ein wenig depressiv gewesen sein.

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    4. Katzen :) Ignorieren uns wenn wir da sind und sind traurig wenn wir weg sind.

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    5. Ja, sie sind eben sehr mysteriöse Tiere.

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  2. Ah! So here you are :) Welcome Home! I'm glad you were able to enter Canada! It sounds like quite a story!

    It feels so strange to have you back in the States! Julius must be happy. Can you post a picture of him?

    Did you eat at Sissi and Franz?!

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    1. Ah, here is the other welcome home comment, I must have overlooked it! When I wanted to get my boarding pass in Bremen, they told me the computer did not accept me, but the lady did not know why. She finally thought it was because I was flying to Canada and had not bought the right visa. She told me I should try to get one right there. So Jonathan got out his phone and together we filed an application for a tourist visa. We got it immediately (but had to pay $49.00) and then the computer would give me a boarding pass. I thought this was all crazy, the Lufthansa lady thought so too. She said this was a fairly new "idea" to make traveling more complicated.

      I will take a picture of Julius.

      No, we did not, we did not have enough time to eat in Munich.

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  3. I bet it is really lovely to be home :-). Why were you charged $49.00?

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    1. Yes, it is wonderful! All foreigners have to pay $49.00 to enter the country. That is the fee for a visitor's visa. Only Americans are exempt, but I am not an American and my permanent resident status was not enough. This is a new regulation because I have flown to Toronto before without any "fees."

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  4. Yes, to have our own house back is truly wonderful. Canada has a new policy for all visitors, except Americans: You have to get a visitor's visa and pay 49.00 Canadian dollars. America apparently does the same, but I have a green card, so I do not have to pay. It is just ridiculous to charge 49.00 dollars for somebody who spends just two hours in the country, though. That was really annoying.

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    1. So strange! And it certainly isn't very welcoming!

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    2. No, and I lived in their country and it has always held a special place in my heart. It was especially annoying because I was only about two hours in Canada, maybe three!

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  5. Oh, nun ist das europäische Abenteuer wieder vorüber? Freue mich zu lesen, dass ihr gut heimgekommen sind. Was für spannende Monate hinter euch liegen!
    Liebe Grüße und macht es euch zuhause schön!
    Sybille

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    1. Ja, jetzt mußten wir auch mal wieder hier nach dem Rechten sehen. Wir haben hier zu Hause Dein schönes Weihnachtspäckchen vorgefunden, sogar etwas für Julius war dabei. Vielen Dank schon mal!

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