It was last September that i went to visit my parents along with my brother in Denmark – Copenhagen. The dates and small facts are mentioned …. so that i can remember the detail of the beautiful (though beautiful is a very simple word but it means a lot) experience down my memory lane.
I remember getting down from Air France at “Charles De Gaulle” airport in Paris. I felt a change – the air was cool and crisp and all of a sudden felt a familiar feeling ….. a feeling of knowing this crisp air – this coolness – this freshness – it felt so familiar. It was nothing wrong as we have lived many years of our life aboard. My father is in the MEA … so we have stayed in Rome – Italy (i have written about it here http://www.sharmila.co.in/2010/06/rome/ ) and in Durban – South Africa. So this feeling of familiarity wasn’t absurd. It was like coming back to a known atmosphere.
The next flight to Copenhagen from Paris was short … but i was exhausted -slept throughout the journey – occasionally my brother was waking me to see ships in the sea and stuff like that. Somehow reached our parents house …. at around 9 am 15th September 2011. I recovered as soon as i got down the cab and saw my parents. Maa (mother in Bengali) had made pasta (with lots of vegetable and prawns ) as it was quick to prepare. She had to cook many dishes as there was a party that evening. I too helped her and later went with Baba n Joy da (father n brother) to Baba’s office … met his colleagues. On our to the office took many photos … also went to a park nearby where my parents live.
In the evening had a nice time … enjoyed food made by her after a long time – esp. custard truffle …. maa makes it extra delicious !
Garden at my father’s office
While staying in Copenhagen we also visited “Little Mermaid” and the city Zoo – will write about it in detail later. I have written about Copenhagen i these 2 posts – about Helsingor castle (http://www.sharmila.co.in/2012/06/the-castle-of-sound-dues/ ) and about park and places (http://www.sharmila.co.in/2011/11/copenhagen / ). We also went to Oslo (Norway) by cruise …. it was simply awesome – will write about that in detail soon !
Also went to Switzerland …. from there to France too. In Switzerland we stayed in Bern city … went to Mt. Tittles and Montreux …. went on a ferry ride … took the Golden Pass train till Interlaken. I will write all about this trip in my coming few posts. Let’s see how i can put all the experience in words !