After a bittersweet drive in the morning we packed up and headed out. The flight left from Hoedspruit, and was around 50 minutes long followed by an unexpected layover. A dust storm in Dubai grounded all planes for around two hours, which resulted in an intense sprint to the connecting flight. It is funny how leaving the country, or even the neighborhood for as short as a week gives an an expectation that things will change at home. I was, to say the least, very disappointed that this wasn't the case. Anyways, back to normal life, I guess.