Please understand groups sometimes have a mind of their own. Our group finally made it to Lusaka, our Zambian homebase, with nothing more extreme than a funny story here and there. Everyone had a great attitude, showed amazing patience, and were overall rock stars on the 24-hour odyssey.
Here’s 24 hours in our “typical” journey from Dulles to Lusaka:
9:00 AM Arrive at Dulles Airport bright eyed and ready to wait
11:00 AM Begin boarding Ethiopian Air for our direct flight to Addis Ababa
12 PM Depart for Addis Ababa
12:30 AM Arrive in Addis Ababa (this was actually 7:30 AM in Addis). Change gates, layover take a bus to a new plane, change planes.
2:30 AM Depart Ethiopia Air for Harare, Zimbabwe
7:00 AM Land in Harare, wait on plane, take off for Lusaka
8:00 AM Land in Lusaka, Zambia (this is actually 2 PM in Zambia), deboard, go through customs, collect bags (no bags were lost or damaged!), find Gaby.
9:00 AM Take a bus (or cab if you are lucky) to Juls Guest House and get ready for an amazing experience.
(Posted by Topher Kandik)