Verfasst von | in Cape Town

I am ok with long journeys… I need to get out of european winter…
Unfortunately I can’t sleep on a plane or a car, I need a horizantal position to sleep…
Only once I had the chance for an affordable update to business class, my god… what a difference, you arrive fresh and relaxed… you don’t have to squeeze your dress in a compartment, a stewardess is showing up to HANG it up for you, your seat offers all sorts of different positions, most important FLAT, good wines, nice snacks and meals when ever you want them,  but that will not repeat, I am afraid…

Drinking alkohol does not help, it wakes me up… maybe I should look for some sleeping pills next time….
My flight back  this time was with Condor. Stop overs in Windhoek and Frankfurt.
The only flight I could get for a reasonable price to be back in time for the Tango-Lab…Condor offers a very bad online service, you can’t book your seats in advance.
I showed up on capetown airport very early, hoping to get a seat at the emergency exit… a bit more space…
After some fight at the check in I got the reservation.
Next stop Windhoek. A very nice cool Lady was waiting for the transit passengers.
She told me I have to pay extra for the seat- I said: no problem…she had to do her job!
We both thought that 85 € is quite a lot of money for a seat at an emergency exit, well including the change fees it was 100 €- keep that in mind when you book Condor!
(The ask you even 8 € if you want to see a movie… The meals… well, if you are very hungry you eat it…)

She was so sweet,  took very good care of me, taking me to the best exchange counter and when I said, I think I need a cigarette now… she said ok, I take care of the other passengers now- go out,  I will find you.. and bring you back through security.

Arriving at the gate people asked me, don’t you miss your jacket? Oh… yes, shit it was so  hot, that I did not wait to get my warm leather jacket at the security check.
A security guy whad been walking arround asking to whom it belongs, but I have been outside….
My fellow passengers took care of it. They were germans, but they reacted very differently  like we would react here… the virus of  friendly african behaviour  was still going strong :-)

Later I met the nice Lady at  boarding and she HUGGED me for good bye…
Did it ever happen to you a cool flight mangager hugged you? That hug was worth the trouble with the stop over!

The magic phrase I met all the time was “ hello, how are you“, with a lovely open smile- I will try not to forget and to import it to germany!
I did it already entering the taxi at berlin airport and the guy helped me to bring my luggage to the 5th foor! Of course I gave him a good tip!

I was lucky to live in a wonderful airbnb apartment in CT,  thank you Vicky. And it was wonderful to meet new and old friends.
Next year full february:  Cape Town!

If you want to join in februaray 2017 and take part in Eric & Ines Workshops drop me a line,  I will keep you updated!