But we almost didn't make it. First, our dog was not allowed on the plane. But because she is small they made an exception and let her on anyway. Then we forgot to take her papers out of the suitcases.
There I was, at the airport, within 30 minutes of boarding, looking through our luggage for Daisy's passport and health certificate. Oh, what a hectic day! We almost gave up. Everything about the move was very stressful and required lots of planning that didn't always click. The flight, even though it was 14 hours long, wasn't awful. The food was good, there was plenty of space and snacks. I ate the whole time! Ah they had Scottish cookies! Darn they are good!
It was an experience that taught me how to be more prepared and be ready for obstacles. In the end such moments make you a better, wiser person.
Out first two days have been pleasantly easy. We are tired but pushing through. We got to meet some new people, Stefan got to play with some kids and dogs...
To compare Luanda to Chad! Luanda has anything you want. A little pricey but really not that bad. The stores in Chad were a lot smaller and a lot more expensive. Though I think Chad was cleaner...
Anyways it's nice to be near the ocean. To be able to walk or run... We went to a restaurant on the beach tonight and watched the sunset. The waves, the cargo ships floating on the water... It was relaxing and beautiful. The food was pretty good too. I had an omelette and coffee and my husband had a burger and a pineapple mango juice. The cost for two of us was around $65. The grocery shopping that we did for a week was about $200.
In Chad the lack of food and restaurant choices was a constant challenge. Here this won't be the case. The grocery store carries my favorite butter "Kerrygold", I'm happy!
Don't get me wrong I wasn't unhappy in Chad, I loved playing tennis there!
This is our news, not much else. Wish us luck!