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ADOPTION,  AFRICA,  LIVING,  SOUTH AFRICA,  TRAVEL

The Journey Here

South Africa Adoption

Wednesday, November 12th we sent off to leave cold and snowy Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to travel the 40 hours to warm and lush Durban, South Africa. Thankfully our journey was completely uneventful and Raeca had a decent amount of sleep on the planes, she’s always been a great little traveler.

Like I previously shared we went from Saskatoon to Calgary, about an hour flight with a few hours of a layover.

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Then we flew the 9ish hours to Frankfurt where we had a 9 hour layover (which didn’t feel that long, Frankfurt is the worst laid out airport I’ve ever been to, aka we wandered around for awhile trying to figure out where we were supposed to be). Thankfully Rae slept about half of the flight over (and watched a few movies in the other half, the benefit to not letting your kid watch much TV is when the fly they have plenty of movies to watch that they’ve never seen).

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We had to continue our Frankfurt airport tradition with a meal at McDonalds -a place we never frequent back at home but always seem to go to at least once when traveling.

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We found a little kids play area where Rae played for about an hour, a good 45 minutes of that were spent playing with two little girls from South Korea, the only words the girls knew in English was numbers 1-20 and bye. But that didn’t stop them from having a blast together.

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Then it was off to Johannesburg! Raeca once again slept about half of the 11 hour flight.

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After Johannesburg we had a short layover and then took a quick one hour flight to Durban! I could see the beauty as we flew in, the green grass, the hills, the ocean! Such a gorgeous place!

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When we arrived at the airport we had a wonderful driver, Tezz, waiting to bring us to our accommodations.

Well, nap time is pretty much over so I’ll stop there for today. More of South Africa to come soon!

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