Saturday, July 10, 2010
Goodbye for now, Khartoum
On Thursday afternoon Grant checked our flight schedules for our trip out to South Africa today. He was horrified to discover that our flight departure times had been moved forward from 06h20 to 04h40. No-one informed us of this change.
We normally leave the flat at 03h45 and arrive at the airport at 04h30 which gives us ample time to pay airport taxes and book in. Now that the shock - that we could've (WOULD HAVE) missed our flight - is over, we are thrilled at this earlier departure. With the later take-off from Khartoum, we always had the worry of missing our connecting flight in Addis Ababa. Now we have more than two hours in Ethopia and will catch the Johannesburg flight with ease. This means we arrive at Oliver Tambo Airport, Johannesburg today at 13h15 SA time . Today we see Angus and Amanda and their five-month-old son.
The next time I open this blog, we will be on South African soil and enjoying much cooler (freezing) weather at home in the Free State.
The Arabic word for goodbye is maçsalama