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 ma├žsalama


  1. Glad you called and checked on the schedule!!!! Have a safe trip home.... I will know when you get home--because you will be smiling from ear to ear --and I'll see that bright smile all the way to TN....


  2. I hope you had a pleasant flight and all the best to you during your visit south! Thanks for visiting my SWF post. It is fun to gaze at the landscape and clouds below from a jet!

  3. So great you found out in advance of leaving that you will have an enjoyable and leisurely trip home,

  4. Welcome home!!

  5. Have a safe trip. Lucky Grant checked the flight details. See you in SA

  6. Well, Good for You!! Hope you have your coats on the ready!!

  7. Sure glad Grant checked on that flight. Be safe and enjoy the family.

  8. I suppose when you read this you had a nice flight and were greeted by the family ! How long are you staying home ?

  9. Have a safe trip home.


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