I spiced up my return with a surprise to my mum and my grand-parents, arriving two days before what I had told them.
From late drinks at terrasses with my Chilean friends....
to -2 degrees and a white Normandy 3 days later
I flew out of South America from Santiago de Chile and it took me three days to arrive in Caen. My flight has been all but direct: Santiago - Lima - Bogota - Madrid - Paris - Caen. 3 days, little sleep and once I was in the plane all the disappointment I could have felt about finishing this trip had disappeared. It is surprising as I am not a person really into family stuff but once in the plane I was ok because I knew what I was doing I knew it would make my relatives really happy. And since I have been so lucky to do this all trip for so long it was time to do something for them.
My Colombian friend Carolina who came to see when I was between two flights at Bogota airport. Muchas gracias Caro!!!
So I came back Saturday 18th December at 10.00. I will never forget this day, the tears I saw in the eyes of my relatives, thing that I would not have thought, their laughs that made me quite emotional. I will not forget that this day was somehow surreal, to be again with them, a bit like if I had not left because the environment has not changed.
This 18th of December will always as a really special moment in my trip!!!
My house for 2 almost years
The trip is over
One anecdote. I was told coming back through Paris would be hard because it would show me life as I am not really looking forward to. So I arrived and the suburb train was late due to suspected luggage in one station blocking all the traffic so I had to wait half an hour in the cold for the bloody train!!! Welcome back!!!