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Friday, 14th of March 2008: Time to leave.

But we only have to leave, so we can come back!!

sunny 22 °C

08:30 wake up!
Niraj called us in the room, we went together to New Orleans for breakfast.
It is okay to use our room until 17:00!
After breakfast we spread out all our things on the bed and then the packing stared.
About half an hour later everything was in our bags!

It is a beautiful sunny warm day, so we set ourselves in the barden.
Around 5:0 for the last time t the internet and then having lunch at Pilgrims, also in a nice garden.

17:30 time to say see you soon.
With the taxi to the airport, where we did not need to open our bags. Thanks for that!
Paying 1.700 Rupees airport tax and on our way to the check in.

The plane was completely packed, Renske and I could not sit next to each other. That was not such a problem, because both of us slept almost all the way to Bahrain.
At Bahrain airport we had to wait almost an hour before a minibus took us to a hotel.
Here it was absolutely not ladies first, after everybody else had their key it was finally our turn.
The bellboy was smiling big: you had to wait because now you will have the best room.

And we did! It was a complete apartment! Even bigger than Renske's and/or my house.
A giant livingroom, kitchen, 2 bathrooms!, 2 huge bedrooms.
We went to sleep straight away, it was already almost 02:00 and at 7:00 they told us they would bring breakfast.

SATURDAY 15TH OF MARCH 2008

07:00: doorbell: breakfast. Well breakfast: a sloppy toast and french fries!! in a MacDonald box and a can of juice.
Outside the hotel we waited again for about an hour before the minibus came to pick up us.

We almost had to run to be on time for the checkin. This time the plane was not full. I had seat 24, Renske seat 42, but when we were airborn, I could go to the back and sit next to Renske.
Again we slept a lot.
14:00 we landed in Athens. Waiting for the luggage and then a taxi to Zoe's house.
I gave the taxidriver Zoe's address (even on paper), but still he managed to go completely wrong. He DID stop at Pericleous 20, but we did not recognize the street at all.
Checking his GPS he found out that there was another street with the same name and after 20 minutes we were at the right address. Luckely he did not charge us for the last piece of the drive.

It was nice to see Zoe, Andreas and Argyro again. We had something to eat, watching the photographs and then we laid down on the sofa, we needed some sleep.
At 03:00 in the morning Renske's taxi was there and it was time to split up.
I will miss her very much, we had a great time together for those 5 weeks. No problems, no arguments.
Maybe the only problem was our giggle-attacks which were sometimes embarrassing for the people around us.

I went back to sleep and around 10:00 I had a coffee in the garden together with Andreas.
My taxi did not show up, so Zoe and I walked to the mainstreet, where I stopped a taxi.

Checkin went okay. I DID had too much luggage: 6 kg overweight. But, expecting this already, I had put a nice tika on my forehead and I said to the man of the checkin that I had been a volunteer in Nepal.
He let me of the hook, with only paying 6 euro!! Thank you.

At 15:00 I landed on Heraklion. Beautiful weather and Marian was waiting for me.

It is a wonderful place to come home to, but it will take time before I am 'back in the system' again.
My body is in Elounda, part of my spirit, soul, heart is still in Nepal.
Next week I start working, so that will help to get adjusted again, I have a job on the computer to make extra money for Nepal to go back.

Thanks everybody for the support you have given us.

I will keep putting more info on this travelblog for a while, like newsfragments about the situation in Nepal.

Greetings from
Gurash and Sanghita

I know we promissed you to also insert pictures, but this was many times impossible in Nepal.
Now I will download some pictures of our travel and you can watch them, by going to the photogallery.

Namaste!

Posted by Sanghita 06:22 Archived in Nepal

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