The day started at 4am: I had a flight to catch to Basel. This was the first time I’ve flown from London City Airport and was funny indeed, it’s a tiny airport, even compared to the likes of Luton, it rather resembles to a hotel than to an airport. The plane was equally small, when entered the plane, I realized that there’s not enough headroom for me so I stayed seated for the entire duration of the flight.
The Basel Airport is a confusing place as it’s on the border of Switzerland and France, therefore before you can claim you luggage, you need to decide whether you want to enter France or Switzerland. I didn’t see the point, as afterwards everbody got into the same hall to pick the luggages up. They arrived without a hitch, however, another choice was presented to us: we had to leave the terminal either to the French or the Swiss side. I had no idea on which side did I booked the rental car, so I went for the French side. Obviously, my car was waiting for me on the Swiss side, so I had to go through the border, again.
Google maps offered two routes to Montbeliard: a longer but fast option and a shorter but slower and, probably, nicer one. As I had time, I went for the latter and I didn’t regret it: it was beautiful drive indeed.