Five Starts, Room for Two and All Expensive Paid

Di-bed, gorgeous bathroom, safe in the closet, amazing view from the balcony, swimming pool, dry and wet saunas, beauty spa, well stocked bar and a decent restaurant all in a veil of five star hotel in the mountains. There is me feet up, watching something in the TV taking it all in… It is a weird feeling to be put suddenly in a environment were the packaging becomes important.

    From home cooked dinners and cozy, tight and tucked corners I found myself sitting in a relatively spacious room.  Room for two and yet I am alone.  My family took me out for a treat.  I have been invited to spend some time with my aunt, uncle and my niece.  Drive was long, but far from boring.

    There is something about that part of my family I’m still curious about.  They seem eccentric in some ways and yet they feel real.  They are like any other part of my family, they are weird in their own way (compliment).  Today I seen a human side of my uncle, just like my dad I consider him to be a Titan in the least, today I was reminded of him being human.  It is a interesting feeling to realize that some of the things that have been stuck in your memory need some adjustment.

    From what I see on the drive up, looks like the best hotel around.  It has an amazing view, plenty of glass, smiling staff and no visible price tags.  The room is clean and decently ordered, master light switch and a safe in the closet.  Yet I feel uneasy.  All seems to … and dreamy would be a wrong word choice.  Unreal?

    This should be an interesting part of my Euro-vacation.  Some time after arriving I started looking forward to diner.  Hate to admit, but a warm meal helps me to think and to relax.  The food was nice, and served well.  Of course, I have no clue how to actually behave.  I remember some etiquette, but one is a book or a lecture, something completely different is there-now moment.  All I got from my home is: “If you don’t know how to behave, behave decently and respectfully.”.  One of the best lessons, so hard to apply.

    The internet is down and it seems I will not access to it for a while.  I am tired, sleepy.  It has been a long day and tomorrow we are to be up and early.  I still remember walking into a hotel in Germany, very long time ago, seeing glass elevators for the first time.  Feeling lost, not knowing what to think or how to behave…  Hiking boots and backpack, a mac laptop, Nikon camera, toothbrush and a smile on my face…  I think, I am ready.  Bring it on!