booked & bought

8 Nov

Our flights are booked!

Jeeperscreepers are we going to be in the air for a seriously long time?

Cape Town – Dubai

Dubai – Los Angeles

Los Angeles – La Paz (Mexico)

Team SnS has a certain philosophy when it comes to surviving long transfers across many time zones: sleeping tablets. We found some pretty miraculous ones before we went to Mexico to meet the Laura Takalani and we are SOLD! We also have a hotel roomed booked for our almost 24-hour lay-over in Dubai so at least we can shower, change our panties and lay our heads on a pillow. And stuff.

The actual purchase of the tickets is quite mind-blowing. A bit like the actual purchase of the boat, except the Laura Takalani seems just so far away that it’s not really a part of our lives. It’s like, in some parallel universe there’s a beautiful boat on stilts that belongs to us, but because it’s in a parallel universe it doesn’t actually belong to us.

The tickets! The tickets, though: they’re the link.

The other thing to be said about our tickets is that they were cheap! Well, as cheap as tickets could possibly be to the other side of the planet… It’s costing us a mere R9350 (each) to get to La Paz. That’s like US$1335. Which is a whole lot less than we were bracing ourselves for.

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4 Responses to “booked & bought”

  1. Meghan 8 November 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    It makes it that much more real, doesn’t it? And it sounds like you got an amazing deal on the tickets.

  2. stofnsara 9 November 2010 at 11:01 am #

    I am so.darn.excited!

  3. Meg 9 November 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Do you know that the NYC to Jo’berg flight is the longest in the world? It’s so long that on the way back they have to refuel, because you’re taking off from a higher altitude. It was my first international flight, and it was quite a shock.

    I’m annoyed that you are laying over at LAX instead of SFO, or we’d come buy you a drink.

    • stofnsara 9 November 2010 at 10:28 pm #

      Yup: it’s a bit of an outpost down here 🙂

      Meg, I am so going to take you up on the drink offer when we’re coming down the North American pacific coast. Probably about July/August 2012. OK?!

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