(March 30, 2015) Return home
Finnair has been advancing the time of our return
until the point this day is not valid for any visit in Moscow so we’ll
spend this day entirely to our trip back to home. We only have to board
our flight to Helsinki at 11:10 AM and spend 4 hours in the Finnish
airport until get our definitive flight to Barcelona.
Our first step in our return to home is getting into the
taxi to Sheremetyevo airport we booked yesterday at hotel desk. They
have a fixed rate of 2700 rub, which is looking good after our
experience when arriving at Moscow.
We must wake up early as hotel staff insisted on we must leave more
than two hours in advance. It looked to me as the classic caution from
hotels when talking about taking a flight but they assured this is the
time to prevent the traffic in this city. So, the taxi is waiting for
us when we’re ready once got our breakfast.
I’m not surprised when we get the airport some time before the expected but it is always better be with time for these tasks.
We reach Helsinki at scheduled time, 1:30 PM, but I’m surprised
when seeing the whole place covered by snow. When we left this city six
days ago it looked as if the winter was passed by far.
The storm doesn’t look real at the other side of the glasses,
with the display at the boarding gate showing 20º at destination:
We’re lunching a couple of sandwiches at the cheapest place we could find, but this here means 23.60€ for them and two waters.
When we board in the last flight of this travel we’re leaving behind
our wonderful experience in the arctic and the two magnificent Russian
We’re coming back to home full of gifts but
the best of them may be the one we came for: the view of the Northern
lights show on their best version. A dance of lights as if the starry
sky was used by someone as canvas for its scribbles.
The sun is saying good bye too leaving a beautiful picture.