Friday 27 June 2008 - Saturday 28 June 2008
Just arrived in Paris on a 2-hour layover before continuing on to Johannesburg. So far so good. We were a bit delayed in getting into JFK to catch our flight to Paris, which caused us a lot of anxiety. We ended up running with bags and all through the very busy JFK ariport, having to exit the domestic terminal, run across the parking garage, go back through security in the international terminal, and proceed on to our gate. Luckily we made it about 30 minutes before our flight was supposed to take off (which is cutting it pretty close for an international flight). In the end the flight was delayed, meaning we were right on time for the boarding call. Good karma so far!
Flight to Paris was fine. I was able to get some good sleep and enjoy relatively good food for an airplane. Although I will say, the idea of stepping off a 7-hour trans-atlantic and right back on a 10-hour flight to South Africa seems daunting at this moment. But I trust it will be worth it by the time we're stepping on African soil.
Signing off for now to go track down the lovely smell of fresh bread that is floating through the terminal. Ah Paris! Wish I could stay with you a bit longer...