I think that aside from a trip to Australia, we have seldom travelled this far. The day started with a 10 hour flight to Frankfurt, Germany. We had quite a long layover here, so we decided to book a day room at the Hilton Garden Inn at the airport. We had never done something like this before, but this was really a good idea. By the time we had arrived in Frankfurt sitting folded in narrow seats, it was a welcome pampering. We had the opportunity to sleep on a comfortable bed, take a shower and freshen up in a very modern and comfortable setting. This way I don’t mind a long layover, and I may plan them deliberately in the future.
After a nice rest in our room we went to Paulaner for a bite to eat. For us it was a form of comfort food: Wienerschnitzel! After dinner (…uh, jet lag perhaps it was lunch, breakfast?) we went back to Terminal 1 to make our way through security. It was fun trying out my best German again, I think people understood me most of the time 😉
Being well rested sure helped for the next leg to Johannesburg. Another 10 hours of which I maybe slept one hour. I did watch 4 episodes of Orphan Black and a movie. Disembarking in JoBurg went smoothly, we hardly spent any time at customs and immigration. I went to the ATM while Gepke called the Aero Lodge to come pick us up. We were picked up and drove a short distance to the hotel where we checked in. Today we just intend to relax and get our bearings, but tomorrow we’ll take a tour of JoBurg and Soweto and visit the Apartheids museum. We’ve been traveling since Monday, so I think we should take it easy for a few hours.