The packers came Feb 10th to pack and ship our stuff back to the US. The real estate people came for a final walk through on Feb 13th and made a bee line for the small hole in the wood floor that I made when I dropped the iron one day. They may want to replace the whole flooring now at our cost because replacing one panel may not match the rest of the flooring!! Dave thought I should have left my foot there so the wood floor would not have been damaged!
The packers made a small hole in the wall when they accidently dropped the headboard. The apartment head honchos came to inspect it, took photos, made alot of fuss and at the end of the inspection told the packers that the whole wall will have to be replaced! Good luck to the packing company. I am worried about that hole in the floor now.
We left Aizu on Feb 13th, and spent the night at a hotel in Narita. We boarded Austrian Airline for Vienna on Valentine’s Day, then onto Berlin, From Berlin, we drove a rental for two hours to Dresden.
When I first entered the plane at Narita, I was struck by how colorful an Austrian plane was – the air stewards were all dressed in red, shoes, tights, dress or trousers. Then, when I entered the plane, I though OMG how bright! The seats were all green and the head rest covers were yellow, red and white. Amazing – what a change from United and COntinental planes!
The food was great too and the air stewardesses were constantly bringing drinks and rehydrating us all. That was really great.
Vienna and Berlin airports looked really old and aged when compared to the airport in Kuala Lumpur and Narita.
We now live in a lovely old hotel – the Radisson SAS Gerwnadhaus in Dresden, in the old town. Alot of Dresden was bombed by the Brits and the Americans and they are slowly rebuilding. The Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) was completely bombed out but now stood proud and beautiful after the rebuild.