Report on Zambian AGM 2017, Siavongo, Lusaka, Zambia
Although the flight to Lusaka, Zambia is just under 2 hours and due to the fact that I reside in East London, the journey takes much longer. I arrived in Lusaka at around 15h15 after being delayed in the air above the Kenneth Kaunda airport due to a VIP (the ambassador from Zambia, I later found out) needing to take off before we could land. As expected it was nice and warm in Zambia. The passport control was swift, and once outside I called my friend Choongo, to find out he was delayed by about 20 minutes due to traffic. Well 20 minutes later I was warmly greeted by Choongo and his lovely wife Carol.
My Fellow 41 International Members,
Although visiting Cyprus on many previous occasions, this visit was the first Country AGM I attended as the International President and boy oh boy was it great.
When arriving at International departures at OR Tambo in Johannesburg I was alerted by my travel agent that due to the issues between Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE my flight plan had changed. I could either cancel my flight and book another or I could arrive in Cyprus on Saturday afternoon around 14h00. Well needless to say I scurried around andfinally managed to get a seat on the Emirates flight to Larnaca. Very tense and frustrated at this point I went through to Duty Free and emend up in the lounge enjoying a few gin and tonics. This definitely assisted in bringing on that relaxed feeling.
After a great flight to Larnaca I arrived safe and sound to be greeted by a very friendly taxi driver who drove me to Pafos. On the way I leanrt from the taxi driver that prior to my arrival he had taken his car for a wash and during this event the washing equipmenthad got stuck in the front grid of the car and caused some serious damage and that the owner of the car wash just seemed to laugh it off. Anyway an hour and half later I arrived in Pafos and checked into the hotel. The hotel was nice and quaint. A quick shower, email catch up and then off to the AGM hotel to meet up with Alex and Yvette Abela. Once there we enjoyed a few Pina Colada’s and were then joined by Petros and George from Cyprus.
The latest message from President of the 41'ers Association of Southern Africa can be found here.....President's Message
YAP Tour to South Africa
17 August – 10 September 2017
27th Arrive in East London, Sleep in East London (Home hosting)
28th Day trip in the East London area. Sleep in East London (Home hosting)
29th Leisurely drive via Port Alfred to Port Elizabeth
(Lunch with Alex Kenton or Port Alfred). Sleep in Kirkwood
30th Addo Elephant Park and other sites around city.
Sleep in Port Elizabeth (Home hosting)
31st Leisurely drive along garden route/ lunch at Storms river bridge.
Canopy Tour at Storms River for YAPs own account.
Sleep in Knysna. (Home hosting)