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Old September 6th, 2013, 07:47 AM
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From New Orleans to Capetown via Detroit and Amsterdam elasped time is 28 hours and 15 minutes...good news is my travel buddy is using her Delta miles to upgrade us to business class (so my seatmate stories may be better).....AR gave me great advise about photo safaris, so due to vacation time constraints, we decided to forgo it. and after the Capetown International Jazz Festival we will take the overnight train (sleeper car, business class) from Capetown to Johannesburg (26 hours) and fly home from JNB via ATL is 22 hrs 40 minutes

My friends from South Africa whom I met at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival have open their home to us during our visit, so we are very excited to experience a native (they are White and lived thru Aparthied) perspective... I have purchased several Louis Armstrong LP's as a house gift for them

I will miss my yearly Jazz Cruise to do this trip but it will be worth it
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