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Are We There Yet...?!

We finally arrived in Joburg this morning at approximately 800am. The day so far has been pretty low key, and I'm pretty tired. Fortunately, I've been making notes today, so feel free to take a look...

-3hrs into the flight, and all I could think of was this is the longest flight EVER. Which, technically for me, it is...Thankfully, all my gadgets appeared to come in very handy.
-The food was average, but sparse. Within an hour of take-off, we were served a pretty decent meal. That was about 1130am (est).
-However, we weren't served anything further until about 5pm (est). Where we expected dinner, we were served cold, plain sandwiches. Our next meal didn't arrive until about 12am, which would've been 7am SA time.
-So, note to self, never bored a plane, for a long flight, without packing some extra snacks!

- Lion World Tours arranged for our pickup and transfer to Michelangelo Hotel. Klaus was the name of our driver... Not to be mistaken with Santa Klaus (his joke, not mine).
-Despite his jokes (lol), he has very informative. He provided us the coles note history regarding the 'Rainbow Nation'
(ie.South Africa). For example, in townships, did u know that u pay for ur electricity, before you actually use it?!? Thus, people have to budget there usage every month. Also, one of the first acts of Mandela, when he came into power, was to give ownership of homes in townships to the people (for years they were renting, paying unfairly high rates).

-The hotel, and Nelson Mandela Sq., is nothing short of amazing. Our room, as you will see in the picks, are fantastic. The shops, restaurants, people, are open and friendly. As far as beginnings go, this is a great start.

Headed to the Blue Train, for a our 27hr journey to Cape Town.

Its, 11:15pm SA time right now, so I'm off to bed. Have to wake up for 5am.

Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network





Posted by Dwayne Ashley 13:26

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