Sunday, July 1, 2012
To Bonn 到波昂去
We got up at 4:30 am today.
Dorit and Gerd Wendlandt already had breakfast ready by 5:00 am. We were leaving Berlin for Bonn by ICE (Inter City Express train) at 6:49 am.
They sent us to the train station … and practically right up to the train doorsteps to make sure we wait at the right position and got up to the right coach.
The train ride was comfortable, smooth and silent that a sneeze would wake up all passengers in a coach. The train was traveling at speed ranging between 150 km/h to 180 km/h, at certain stretch reaching 248 km/h.
It took almost 4.5 hours to reach Bonn, the former capital of Germany.
Our trip to Bonn, about 600 kms from Berlin, was to visit Pauline’s former colleague Mr. Heidenreich and his wife. They have not meet since Mr. Heidenrich left Kuala Lumpur 15 years ago for posting to other country.
Mr. Heidenrich is a career diplomat. He and my wife had a good working relationship during his tenure in Kuala Lumpur. He has been retired in 2004 and settled down in Bonn.
We met again after 15 long years... in Germany!
15 年后，我们再次的见面了 。。。在德国土地上!