Different Day Same Airport

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Back in Amsterdam again. The only difference this time is that I’m going home. A long week of travel ends this afternoon.

A good trip to Zurich all and all. Last night, a colleague from Kiev Ukraine and I went downtown and I finally had a real, honest-to-God Swiss fondue. Pretty damm good. Washed it down with a couple of bottles of wine that was either much too young or much too old. After dinner, we walked around for a while and boarded the train back to Kloten.

Now, here’s a tip for you. If you purchase a train ticket from a machine, make sure you follow the instructions very closely. Seems we bought tickets that were only good if we had a special card or we were under 16 years old. As we don’t fall into either category, we ran into a spot of trouble when the ticket inspector checked them on the ride back. After some scolding, she let us off with a very stern warning. Don’t mess with the Swiss!

Early this morning it was off to the airport for a quick trip on KLM Cityhopper to Schiphol. Loaded up on chocolate at the duty-free and an espresso. Flight here was uneventful except for a really nice bagel with salmon and onion. Yum, yum.

Since I have a 2 1/2 hour layover here in Amsterdam, it’s really nice to have the lounge privileges. Another couple of high test coffees and then it’s off to gate E22 for the long ride home.