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Istanbul to Johannesburg, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 16 August 2014 | Views [230]

It was a long couple of days traveling from Istanbul to Johannesburg. This is the downside of using frequent flier miles, sometimes you don't take the most  direct route to your destination. I left Istanbul Wednesday morning and flew to Athens then Rome and then Paris. I spent the night at a hotel near the Paris airport, $120. US, I was crushed. The next morning I flew from Paris to Nairobi Kenya. A nice 7.5 hour flight on Kenya Airways new Boeing 787 dreamliner. No hotel at the Nairobi airport. I didn't have a good feeling about the cabdrivers that wanted to take me to a hotel, so I ended up sleeping at the airport. The only upside is I recouped some of my $120 from the previous night. It was about a 3 1/2 hour flight from Nairobi to Johannesburg. I was taking a nap at the Johannesburg Backpackers Ritz by 3 PM Friday afternoon. It was worth it........I made it to Africa. 

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A quick recap. I visited 19 countries in 212 days, traveled 46,000 miles by air,15,000 miles by land and spent about $25,000. My feet got beat up a few times and I twisted my ankle a couple of times.  No plane, train, car, bus, tuk tuk or taxi mishaps, not even a fender bender. I wasn't threatened or harassed and amazingly enough I didn't lose anything. It's hard to believe seven months have passed. As I said in my first entry.....a wonderful way to celebrate 60 years of living. It sure was!

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