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Bonjour!

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...

Posted by acarrico 07:19

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What's really sad is that it took me as long to get from Caprivi to Livingstone as it did for you and CC to fly to Paris. The Intercape ride here was hellish. But, I'm sure your Intercape trip to Cape Town will be lovely :)

I think breaking the flight up is good... D.C. straight to Jo-berg was also hellish.

Can't wait to see you tomorrow!!

by cryssyg

Ah, Paris. I'm jealous. JFK is one of the most dysfunctional airports in the world. NYC should consider rebuilding it from scratch. Let us know how Jo'burg is. Be safe!

by Glenn1480

Wow - that's some serious flying. A 7 and then 10 is worse, I'd say, than my 13-hour to China years ago. Definitely worse than flying to the DR a few weeks ago, lol. Hope you made it through OK. Write more when you can; look forward to hearing from you. Love, Megan

by Megan8379

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