“Travels To a Different Time”: 19August1974: Frankfurt, New York and Montreal: Wrapping up 1974

Woke up at 6:30 suffering from airport grunge and not feeling that well again. I went to the supermarket at the lower level and bought a roll, orange juice and milk. At 09:30 the line up for the 12:15 flight to New York began. There were 7 non-revenue passengers and only two spots so it was on the next flight and bathed in stress and tension. I walked on board. I wonder what it would be like to travel on a regularly scheduled airline as opposed to a charter company. But for a $25 round trip I can suffer! 8 hours later in New York’s Kennedy Airport where I split a taxi with a couple to Port Authority so we could catch buses. So on the midnight bus for an 8 hour trip to Montreal. I sat with a nice Swedish girl travelling in North America. I asked her to come pay a visit when she settles in. I find Montreal very strange upon returning. Strange architecture to name a few things. I have been living so long away from it I feel almost like a tourist seeing it for the first time. Good to be home to a 14-hour sleep. 1975 I think will see me in Eastern Europe. Cold showers, greasy goulash and goodness knows what else.

(Photo Aldo Bindini)

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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