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Air travel in Europe back to normal again

End of April has been stressful to many travelers. For 5 days there were no flights in Europe at all. People stack in between destinations; many trips canceled or didn’t start at all… People were happy if they got a ticket to bus or train… instead of 1-2 hour flight traveling up to 20 hours just to get home. Actually there were no international mails or newspapers as well.

Guess what was the reason for all this chaos in Airports? …Mother Nature… There was a volcano in Iceland that “woke up”  and sky the Europe was filled with the volcanic ash. Actually there are some countries that periodically close  and reopen airspace for some time till now. Something like that happened for the first time. But now we have this experience and people will pay more attention to the travel insurence and traveling by trains and buses. So every bad experience gives us something good. And we learn how to handle it for the next time.

It was almost  2 weeks ago. Now everything seems be back to normal. And I ‘m kind lucky because I have a trip scheduled for the beginning of summer. This time my traveling takes me to the US – New York and Orlando are my destinations. At first I will stay in NY (or to be precise in Long Island) for a week and then head of to sunshine state of Florida. I have made plans to do some sightseeing in NY. Follow the posts.