To get back to San Francisco from Kosovo, we take an afternoon flight to Munich, then overnight it before flying out tomorrow morning for home (via London). We didn’t want to stay at the airport, so with some diligent searching we found an airport friendly hotel some distance away that offers shuttle service. We are located way out in the country at the edge of a minuscule village with no services.

Our shuttle is waiting for us when we clear customs and get outside. We have a 20 minute ride on excellent roads through beautiful green farmland with everything neat and orderly. We are dropped off at the gate with a picket fence. The place is stately on its grounds and well proportioned in layout. Perhaps it was a farmstead at one time. Maybe it still is.

Historic hotel

Historic hotel

The receptionist speaks fluent English and checks us in right away. Normally, breakfast is included in a night’s stay but we are to leave tomorrow by shuttle at 7:00, just as the restaurant is opening. They have a plan B. A sack breakfast already has been prepared for us. We ask about dinner in their restaurant. Unfortunately today is their day of rest so the restaurant is closed.

Our room was in the solidly built side building.

Our room was in the solidly built side building.

The bed is to our liking, with separate thick down comforters and down pillows. First class.

Comfy and warm

Comfy and warm

The bath is also typical German. Everything works. The towel rack is heated.

A functioning bath with no surprises

A functioning bath with no surprises

We are really located out in the sticks and can not even walk to another village. So we have our breakfast for dinner, along with two half liters of excellent local beer that the hotel is able to provide.

Beer with our "breakfast" dinner

Beer with our “breakfast” dinner

We take a walk and explore the neighborhood – neat as a pin. Out the front gate we go.

Well attended farmland

Well attended farmland

Next door is located a truly historic Bavarian farmhouse.

Typical Bavarian farmhouse with four stories and a basement

Typical Bavarian farmhouse with four stories and a basement

Crucifix memorializing someone's death.

Crucifix memorializing someone’s death.

Down the way we come to a marked bus stop. We haven’t seen one of these in quite a while. Buses, like trains, run like clockwork.

Bus stop. A standard sign throughout the country.

Bus stop. A standard sign throughout the country.

Our historic inn gets a special sign.

Sign to our historic inn

Sign to our historic inn

We come across a new house. It is actually finished. Refreshing to see after seeing so many unfinished houses in the Balkans.

New house, finished and occupied

New house, finished and occupied

We turn and walk the other way about a km down a farm road. Not a single pothole. We come to a curve and a lovely arched bridge. It carries us over a shipping canal.

In the distance is a typical Bavarian church

In the distance is a typical Bavarian church

As the sun fully sets over the canal we turn homeward.

The end of our journey

The end of our journey

This is now the end of our two month journey of fascinating adventures.

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