Friday, March 29, 2019

Luanda, Angola to Toronto, March 29, 2019

The view from my room was across the bay to the skyline of Luanda.  It looks pretty modern-

We had quite a storm last night.  The wind came up and was howling through the windows of my room and if I didn't know any better, I'd have though I was in the middle of a blizzard.  It also rained and was still drizzling this morning.  I was so glad I wasn't in my tent!  Apparently the 3 who were supposed to be camping slept in the truck and another slept in a room in the hotel on the floor.  

After breakfast and saying goodbye once again, I went to the airport where in typical African style, the computers were down so security was collecting our passports while we waited in line.  They disappeared but came back with our boarding passes, then we could move forward to a counter where they wrote out our baggage tag by hand.  I said farewell to my stuff - what are the chances I'll see it again?  Slim to none?  The Luanda airport is miniature with only 4 gates and as per usual in warm climates, we were bussed to the plane.  I lucked out and was alone in 3 seats.  The entertainment is first class - I watched A Star is Born - Bradley Cooper is so hot!  I arrived early in Addis, Ethiopia and because of numerous delays am still in the airport.  I'm supposed to arrive at 9 am so that too will be delayed but that's okay because I can't get into the condo I've rented until 3 pm. 

I haven't spent much time in Toronto so I'm looking forward to the next couple of days. 

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