We’re on our way!

We’re on our way to the UK! Siobhan and I are sitting in the very Dune-esque Abu Dhabi Airport.

Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to photograph the airport on the way in, but you can see a picture here (Thanks to JohnnyJet.com for the picture)

I find the airport a bit claustraphobic – the main room is quite small, packed, and the ceiling is just a bit too low.

The final packing process was extremely unpleasant – too much stuff.

Excess baggage on Etihad Airways was simply exorbitant. Etihad wanted to charge +- R390 per kilogram of excess baggage. So a suitcase and an extra box would have cost us an additional R6,500.

For comparison, I could get a family member to fly out, bringing the luggage with them, for R7,178.00.

R3,478.00 of that amount would be for taxes.