Rather than spend the last 10 days trapped in Poland, which was great for the prior 10 days, I am now working my way back to London for the flight home. First stop, too late for my conference unfortunately, but nonetheless a requirement, is Italy. So another 10 days left, the impossibility of making it to my final conference in Helsinki a major disappointment, but making the best of it while in Italy en route to London. Working my way toward London is the most practical $$$ solution.
The flight from Krakow to Milan was the most comfortable, most spectacular, and most enjoyable flight I have ever taken, even if it was delayed 30 minutes. And the ticket from Volareweb.com was somewhat cheap, affordable I should say when the chips are down, just over $150 US, so I am on the clouds again, though sitting for the last few hours in the Tiffany Cafe where I have Internet access once more and am planning the rest of what is turning out to be a once-in-a-lifetime European journey.