I'm home now. Behind me are the beautiful cities of the "former Eastern Europe*", and being cooped up with my family. Before me is time spent with friends, a return to work, and a return to classes.
I want to go back sometime, alone or with friends. I think ideally I'd like to spend a while travelling around Europe alone, but meeting up with friends for a few days every couple weeks in various cities. That way I could have all the advantages of spending time alone, all the opportunities to meet new people, and still not have to miss my friends too much.
* That's what a number of the locals called the region. Our best guess is that someone picked them up and moved them, so that they're now central. *grin*