Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank
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Landed at 10 AM, about 35 hours after we left - a very long day in some very full planes.
Got through Immigration/custom after standing in line with about 1000 people. Most important, we actually received all our luggage - has to be a miracle.
Rented a car and drove to the Holiday Inn to register and unpack. Learning the …
... we both had listened to a Radiolab podcast about Taung child, which was the first of this species found, and it told and a fascinating story of a scientist who was trying to determine how the child had died (http://www.radiolab.org/story/taung-ch ild/). There was an exhibit about that fossil and others. Then we went down into the caves and saw where some of the fossils had been found, an underground lake, ...
... it could not be seen. We liked her lots as any typical SA will know " a boer maak n plan" attitude is always appreciated. So now happily ensconced in our air conditioned bus and stocked with sufficient Seybrew we were ready to tackle our adventure. Jude was an excellent guide who could even say " goie more". We drove through Victoria and around the entire island before arriving at the Takamaka distillery for our tour. Very interesting to hear the history of the place but as the ...
... others' names and figure out what we're going to be doing for the next to years. Also, how to not die. Life-lessons, literally.
When we're finally dismissed, I get changed into something a little sexier (lol jk, read: comfier) and go to meet some new friends for one last chipotle burrito, a thoroughly necessary goodbye. A few comments on my fellow volunteers:
Since 1961, a fairly prominent stereotype has existed pertaining to Peace Corps Volunteers. The most ...
... try to mimic her tune.
Calmed down, we walk amongst the threatening drizzle in the thick overcast air up a long stretch of casually ascending steps. It’s sort of like Jozie’s version of the Spanish Steps, but far less steep and far more narrow – with no fountain. To our left is the side of the Constitution Court with artwork lining the wall that depicts portions of the constitution. It’s really very ...