THERE ARE ABOUT 10,000 MILES SEPARATING my hometown San Francisco and Zimba, Zamba. We will be departing tomorrow (Friday, August 15) at 10:30 p.m. and arriving in Washington D.C the next morning at 6:53 a.m. Have about four hours of lay-over then get on the Ethiopian Airlines ﬂight ET (guess it’s a good time to phone home before that ﬂight 😀 ) 0501, ﬂy across the Atlantic, land in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday morning at 6:45 a.m. Next we will depart Ethiopia on ET 0871, arriving to Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo at 1:20 p.m. Last ﬂight is on ET 0871 only ﬂying a short distance across the national border from D.M Congo to Ndola, Zambia. 2:45 p.m., touch down!
I always have the feeling that traveling outbound from home takes much longer than the return trip. On paper this will be a long journey, having the team as companions makes the distance much shorter.
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1 day to embarkation.