Thirty-two hours after leaving San Francisco, we are at our lovely hotel, the Cape Grace, in Cape Town.
Our fifteen hour flight to Dubai from San Francisco was a welcome change from the busy days leading up to our trip. We each had our own “cubby” with t.v. and seats that laid completely flat to make a bed.
I watched two movies, Unbroken and Woman in Gold, both excellent. Cliff made friends in the fully stocked lounge on the plane. We both slept for several hours.
In Dubai we decided not to leave the airport during our eight-hour layover. We walked around the duty-free shops for a while and then checked into the airport hotel, where we had booked a room, to shower and sleep for a few hours.
By the time we were ready to board the plane for our nine hour flight to Cape Town, the trip had taken on a surreal quality. The Dubai airport is immense, the large Emirates lounge was full and very busy, even at 2:00 a.m. when we arrived to have a bite to eat before boarding. Here we saw men in traditional white robes and keffiyah and women in full hijab, and I knew I was in an Arab country. We gave up trying to figure out what time it was at home and what time in Cape Town and we decided to just eat when we were hungry and sleep when we were tired.
Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, and we will be attending services at a beautiful, old synagogue in Cape Town. Our actual touring won’t start until Thursday.
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Now it’s time to take a rest!