Had a good day in Hahn yesterday – got the job done in about 3 hours and had 4 hours to myself before I could could check-in (I was on standby and had to wait for everyone else to check-in before I could be guaranteed a seat).
The weather was lovely so I decided to take a walk into the village about 1km from the airport, find a bar/cafe and sit there for a while and practice my (incredibly bad considering I took it for 2 years at school – but that was a LONG time ago*) German.
However, since the Americans moved out (Hahn used to be a USAF base), it seems the money went with them – the villagers all seem to be making (little) money by using their gardens as cheap airport parking.
I did find a hotel there though, and had a lovely lunch sitting in the sun, then wandered back to the airport to sit on the grass and soak up some rays 🙂
I did manage to get on the flight (I got the 5th of 7 available seats) and was back home by 7.30pm…makes a change to not drive back from Stansted in the dark.
*Yes Lisa, I’m VERY old 😐