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. I’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 Jo’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…

Magical Mauritius

 A morning departure out of Dubai and it was a lovely six and a half hours over to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius. It had been well over two years since I was last in Mauritius, and I didn’t have that much of a great experience. So after checking the weather forecast, I…

Dreamy Dakar

After our short flight over from Conakry, we landed into Blaise Diagne International Airport at 14:51 in the afternoon. This would also make Senegal my 60th visited country, quite the achievement for age 24! It was quite a long drive over to the hotel, but we checked in and I arranged to meet three of…