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  • It made me think of something I had once seen in a guidebook. “When booking connecting flights into and out of developing or third-world countries, consider allocating significant additional time for layovers, as such countries are notorious for having inefficiently run airports which often result in delays.”

    While I was at dinner, Sam called and said her connection through Johannesburg was delayed four hours and she would get in around 10:30. This meant I could sleep in a little and take a metro to Denfert-Rochereau instead of having to get out of bed before 5 and walk twenty minutes to the train station. When I got home, I checked the RER website to find another express train and laid out my clothes.

    In the morning, I woke up and showered. I grabbed the flowers from my desk and hurried out of the apartment.
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