Thursday, February 16, 2006

Reading Week 2006 – Day 7

We then returned to Copenhagen, by a particularly long route. First, we took a train to Milan, where we had a few hours to quickly see the Duomo, which was largely invisible behind scaffolding as they attempt to restore it. A much longer train ride returned us to Paris. We had hoped to spend the rest of the night before our morning flight in the comfort of the airport. However, we found that the Beauvais airport is only accessible by bus, and that these only run about three hours before flights depart. So, we had about six hours to kill, until 6am. We walked around a bit, and saw the Eiffel Tower all lit up. But, we had had about enough walking, so we spent most of the time sitting, trying to stay warm, wondering how homeless people do it every night.

When we finally got to the airport, it wasn’t much better. It is still under construction, so we had to sit for a couple hours in a very drafty tent on the runway. After we got home, we spent the rest of the day trying to heat up again.

We’ll post pictures soon...

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