There’s No Place like Home

There is no greater feeling than knowing you are on your way home after a long trip; looking forward to sleeping in your own bed, having all your clothes and personal items with you and of course seeing family and friends, and my personal favorite; puppies! Our way home started very early in the morning, a smooth and speedy drive on the Audobon to get us to the Munich airport. Check-in was a breeze, and while the terminal was pretty small with one coffee shop and a tremendously long line, we found a seat and waited. The trip to Paris was smooth and we should have had plenty of time to get through the major Western European hub. Typically, connecting times should be between 2 and 2.5 hours, but in Charles de Gaulle, I would definitely recommend at least a 3 hour connection and speed walking through the airport. We got held up in the customs/immigration line and moved slowly for at least 1.5 hours. The stress was increased listening to the panicked conversations of other travelers also hurrying to make their connecting planes. Languages from all over the world were heard and eventually we made it. After running through to the tram and sprinting through the terminal we hit our final security check point. When we got into our seats and finally settled, the flight crew was so kind as to bring us a beer and some water to help calm our nerves. We were relieved to see other passengers finding their seats who we thought would be denied boarding!  The flight went quickly with no issues and we soon arrived in our home airport of Minneapolis. The air was crisp and clean and when we were collected with our luggage and affects accounted for by our parents, we realized the inevitable lesson after travelling; there’s no place like home..

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Hannah

Hannah

Leisure Travel Specialist at Travel Leaders (Stillwater Office)
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