Oy, what a morning, we travelling Cape Town to Johannesburg then off to Paris.
First and foremost, we had to pack the car, well that was a real adventure. Have you ever thought about 5 people travelling with two bags each, plus surfboards, it was a disaster!!!! One car was not enough, so emergency action required, a dear friend was to drive the people whilst the baggage was in my care.
We have made such incredible friends, and a community at our home, we sold to the Knott’s who have not only become friends but family. We love and cherish them and it was terribly hard saying good-bye to them. Then our dear friend Cristina (another daughter really) was assigned to drive my car back home. She has become the life and soul of our lives. We will miss her tremendously.
and then off to the airport – drop and go. what a lot of trolleys, we needed, and how hard was it saying good-bye again, this time to Olivia, (she has been part of our lives for over 16 years), she is a daughter and we all cried as we hugged her and Cristina good-bye. Saying good-bye is not easy, especially when the one’s you say cheers to are people you love and treasure.
I was at this point terrified at the OVER-WEIGHT baggage, as we have way to much to take along. So going to the check in counter was with much trepidation to say the least. We are flying SAFAIR, and I have to say they could not have been more accommodating and helpful. We paid ‘nothing’
And now we are about to board on the first leg of the journey.
I love Cape Town, and saying farewell for now, was hard, and I took every sight in and each brought back loads of thoughts and memories.
Must say the Air France business class lounge in Johannesburg was excellent, and boy did we need it….. the process of getting onto a plane nowadays is not straightforward, so after a tedious check in, the lounge was a great reward.
I will share in a post how we got our residence permits, as this I think will be of great interest to many South Africans wishing to look at staying in Portugal. Our process was straightforward, and very attainable.