Zimbabwe: A Stroll Through The Savannah

Back to Africa again for me but this time to the destination of Harare in Zimbabwe. It was around three years when I was last there and took a trip out to Lake Chivero, and I was looking forward to heading back and exploring more.ย  It was a morning departure from Dubai and a long…

Zestful Zanzibar

Myself and my flat mate Grace had both randomly been assigned some days off at the beginning of July and we thought it was time we tick off a destination that is not achievable on a layover to us. Researching into all options that were both flight time and flight load dependent and also within…

Saddling Up In South Africa

As I previously mentioned in my February Roster I was given two back to back turn arounds to Muscat which I was trying to swap for ANY layover. As I always prefer getting to visit somewhere and the two short 45 minute flights didn’t rack up many flying hours. It honestly takes me longer to…

Spectacular South Africa

Bringing me back from my leave was a trip to Cape Town, which is a favourite destination of mine and one that I had been looking forward to since I saw it on my November roster. We flew out of Dubai International Airport at 4am and landed 9 hours 30 minutes later into South Africa…

A Little Layover In Luanda

Back to work after some nice time off, and it was to a new country for myself – Angola! Departing Dubai at 10am, it was 8 hours over to Quatro de Fevereiro Airport in Luanda, Angola. One thing, that I was NOT expecting from Angola is that they speak Portuguese! This is because Angola was…

Time For Tunis

FINALLY, I was heading to Tunisia. Iโ€™ve been removed numerous times from the flight for operational reasons and I was beyond happy to be visiting the beautiful city of Tunis in the warm summer months. Departing Dubai at 9am it was just under 6 hours over to Tunis-Carthage International Airport. Landing lunchtime (ish) after we…

Exploring Entebbe

I was on 6am – 10am Airport Standby and as I had had two days off prior, I was legally rested for ANY trip. This could have been a ULR (ultra long range) or a 6 day multisector trip. So my case was absolutely packed out with clothes for all trips. I had a bikini…

A Jaunt To Joโ€™Burg

I was on home standby from 8am – 2pm and was pulled for a flight to Johannesburg in South Africa. It had been two years since I was last in Johannesburg and I was happy to finally receive a layover and be escaping the heat of Dubai for the winter of South Africa. Landing at…