Saturday, August 2
from Philly to Zurich to Brussels to Addis
well, Lufthansa picked an opportune time to strike. The pilots and ground crew stopped service late last week, and resumed some flights today, but ours is not one of them (scheduled tomorrow)... we were due in to Addis at 8pm Monday night, and with the re-routing through zurich and brussels, a 9 hour layover there, and finally to Addis, we will arrive Tuesday morning around 7am. we are arranging with the hotel to be able to check in- shower, and head to the job site then. ... also, i am a bit nervous about the 10:30 am meeting with the Ethiopian President. He is just another man-i am not concerned about that, but i want to be very cautious in greeting him, as to not offend. I am not nearly as well versed in the culture as i should be(do i shake with my left or right hand? :-) ).. irregardless, 10 of the team came in to philly today, the rest show up tomorrow, and tomorrow afternoon we fly out. 9 hours to Zurich, 9 hours in brussels, and the final 8 hours to Addis.