After my trip to the Kansai area, I went back with the Moonlight Nagara (perfect train if you are using the Seishu 18 train ticket) to Tokyo.
I came back on a Thursday morning, arriving 5 am at Tokyo central station. On this day, I went shopping, into a internet cafe to reserve my seat on the plane for my flight back on Friday, more shopping and last but not least, a last farewell party with all my friends.
It was a really nice evening but sad of course. Hard to leave those people that you grew accustomed to in the last months… we separated that night with a long farewell and the hopes of meeting again some time in the future.
I stayed at Sanders place this last night in Tokyo, getting up on Friday early in the morning, after 4 hours of sleep or so. Then I went to Narita Airport to get my plane back to Germany.
Without any problems or long waiting times I came back to London, Heathrow, survived the „chaos“ of the newly build and opened Terminal 5 of British Airways (man those queues were long) and arrived in Berlin Tegel at night.
My family was waiting for me… When I came out of the arrival area, they were standing there with a huge line of A4 papers… written on the pages „Herzlich Willkommen Zu Hause“ (which means welcome back home). I was totally overwhelmed… not expecting this 🙂
And the other people waiting for the other passengers were also stunned to see such a thing. A group of Australian people joined my family in holding the line and the pages and started to cheer when I came out with my luggage… I was really speechless… here are the pics
From the airport we went back by car to Cottbus… and I had a long night with storytelling, kissing and hugging my love and enyoing the warmth atmosphere of beeing back in the family circle after my six months on the other side of the planet.