Recently we took a trip to South Africa to see my husband’s family. It was amazing, to say the least. My favorite thing about this trip was the food but I was able to see so much of the country and try so many new things.
Want to see more photos? Check out my video on this trip.
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The first thing I did before my first trip, was to buy a new purse (I know, any excuse). My husband is actually from South Africa and he recommended a more secure and also easier to carry bag. Below you can see the one I chose.
This is a cross body bag that is slash and cut resistant. The inside is lined with RFID blocking card slots and the closures clip locked. Super lightweight and easy to carry. I now take this with me everytime I travel, even locally. They have many colors and other sizes if you need a larger bag. I liked the size of this one because I get so caught up in what “might go wrong” that I tend to overpack my bag. This helps me prioritize.
We started our journey in Indiana. Chartered a shuttle service to Chicago’s O’hare airport for a very reasonable price. This made everything so much easier than trying to find secure parking for two weeks in Chicago.
While at the airport, we needed to grab some dinner. Hub 51 is an excellent place to grab a nice meal. You can check out the menu here. I had the pulled chicken nachos, which is a dish they are known for and my husband had the braised short ribs. The food was amazing and the portions were huge.
After dinner, we found a couple of seats by the window. We got to watch our plane arrive. We selected Brittish Airways for this trip so that we could connect in London. We scheduled our flights to have a long layover so we could explore, but that is going to be in the next post.
One of the best things about flying internationally, the free drinks. A little something to take the sting off the ticket price LOL. Be careful with this though, I single shot in the air is a double on the ground.