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... that you might not care about. My hope is that I can easily put these journal entries into a Shutterfly book (or something) and make a book of our trip. Therefore, I want to remember many details, so Luke can recall everything years down the road. :-)
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Our flight to Amsterdam (and then onto to Johannesburg, South Africa) was uneventful. I slept a lot. Erick and Luke slept some. We watched movies. We ...
Jenny, Samantha and I went to montecristos casino to watch the Dirty Dancing play. This casino is amazing as it feels like you are in a country village in Italy. The play was really good with actors and stage crew coming from Europe, Australia and South Africa. The audience enjoyed it and I enjoyed people watching the audience as there is a certain Afrikaans style which can't quiet explain but its certainly starts with the hairdos, many streaks ...
... he was in more pain than me. He gave me a copy of Florence & the Machine's latest album and was funny, but then he went on the say, in his Afrikaans accent, "America with the Indians is like South Africa with the blacks, except you were smart. You got rid of the Indians." My god!
The hospital...is just like that of an American suburb. Except they keep trying to speak to me in Afrikaans. And they're nicer and more laid ...
... and children play soccer on open fields. Kids there aren’t that much different from America because they sing and dance, they play strategy games, they play games similar to tag, jump rope, and many other things to do. Children also like to socialize and they attend traditional festivals, parties, movie theatres, dancing, libraries, and parks. Most rural citizens wear colorful outfits and headdresses. Women wear scarves or headdresses on their heads ...
Today we had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Emma Mashinini, a labor activist during the struggle. She is now 81 years old. She spoke of how she got involved in the labor movement in south Africa. It wasn’t until 1956 that blacks were allowed in unions and even then it was mostly frowned upon. The apartheid government was not keen on letting blacks get organized and meet together and they knew that unions would be a place where ...