The Last Chance to Remember
Chapter 25. CESKY TESIN
was the first picture which captured our heart at our arrival, home.
We were welcomed with the gentle help of the local people. We were given
home-baked bread with fresh butter and it was handed to us, not thrown.
This was the other beauty in our long awaited, long expected, finally
achieved, memorable day.
wherever we looked reassured us, that yes we are free at last and free
in our country. After 12 long, long months full of hatred around us
day and night, without a single move or word towards us, without rude
and cruel yelling, insulting us in every way, at long last, we are at
home. The next thing was to wait for our train towards Slovakia. The
train finally arrived and we climbed in.
it started to move and we watched with silent and mute feelings as we
travelled past the familiar route. By the time we reached Bratislava,
capital city of Slovakia, the train was packed. It was impossible to
move or to get out. Originally we had planned to change trains here
for an Eastbound train, but we found out in time that the bridges were
blown up and nothing was repaired yet. It was too soon after the horrible
We had no other choice, than to stay in our place. The train started to move towards Budapest, capital city of Hungary, but here still more people climbed in through the window and found their place on the floor or on the luggage shelves or anywhere, just to be inside of a train which moved. And now we are travelling and are on our way to Budapest.