Yes! I am back again in Norway after three weeks vacation in the Philippines. Happy and sad at the same time. Happy to be again able to sleep in my own bed, having my own things and being with my daughter and husband here. Sad because of departing from my loved ones in my homecountry and saying goodbye to my husband again, who left today. But, that is my life and I just thank God for having a wonderful time with them although for a very short time.
Reminds me of my departure from Norway, three weeks ago. Happy and sad at the same time. Leaving my husband, who just came home from a four week work ombord the ship and our daughter. Leaving the comforts of home, peaceful sorroundings and the cold climate. Going to sleep in many different places, meeting my loved ones there, and to be in a hotter climate.
It was a very fine day when I left Norway. Clear blue sky and the birds were chirping. Seems that the weather was on my side.
It was a long journey. So me and my sister rented a hotel room beside the airport the day before the departure to make sure that we won't miss our flights.
We ate our dinner at the hotel's reataurant. Food were delicious, but expensive. They called this light meal, but the portions were more than enough for us. I don't a have picture of my sister because it was in her camera.
I was very tensed, but the views through the hotel's window were enough to calm my soul and body!
Afternoon, night and morning views.
After 17 hours by three aiplanes, plus many hours of waiting , we finally arrived in Singapore. Changi Airport always amazes me because of their plants and flowering orchids eveywhere, which is not usual in other airports. They make the travellers feel like being in a paradise.
Showing also pictures how Singapore looks like outside the airport.
And who can we meet:)
But, our the journey continued. Me and my sister left home in Norway Thursday afternoon. It was Saturday night when we reached our destination, our homecountry. So, we were very happy that we made it, although it was already dark and not much to see. But we know deep inside that there will be more than enough to see and experience days ahead.
My son fetched us from the airport and after a more than an hour drive, we arrived at his place and my grandchildren surprised me with this:)
They call me Lola Gaying. Lola means grandma and Gaying is my nickname in the Philippines. Made their grandma very happy.
Thanks Jan Andrei and Candice :)
First night in the Philippines. More happenings to come. Day after, my birthday!