The flights and bus rides were long, but that was to be expected. The first night "back" was fun, really fun. There was a barbeque, there were fireworks, there was the river, alive with culture and most of the town there. There was also the very fun feeling of jetlag and a hangover the next day. But that's ok, it's allowed. I'm in Europe, where it's legal to have such fun. But it is so cold. It does NOT feel like summer.