The time is now 13:30 In Dubai and 11:30am in my beloved Cape Town. I am on flight EK 778 travelling from Dubai direct to Cape Town. I am writing this somewhere over the African skies. I have now been travelling non-stop since 11pm last night 3 February 2017 when I left the Administrative Staff College of India (Asci) in Hyderabad with my Iraqi classmate Seham who was travelling on an earlier flight to Dubai before catching her flight to Baghdad. Security was tight at the Hyderabad airport last night.