Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch
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Sunday, Flight Back to Johannesburg
Today was one of those travel and rest days.
Driving to the airport we found out that our driver was from Zambia. My daughter, told her that she founded a nonprofit that brought water to a village. She told us that she had done the same thing-raising money for her mom's village so the women …
... now to rally the Renegades for a brand new year.
I did need to come here though. I guess I needed to go half way across the world to appreciate my life and the people in it and the work I do so much more. Thank you to my family. Thank you mum. Thank you to my friends. Thank you to the Renegades and Bloomington-Normal Citizens for Peace and Justice. Thank you to Mitchell. Thank you everyone in my life. I promise to not take you for granted ever again.
Fresh off an 8 hour flight from Dubai, we arrived in Johannesburg around 11am and were met at the airport by Brad and Leilani, who had arrived the day before. If there's one thing you need to know about Johannesburg, it's that the whole city is in a soccer (football) frenzy. Roads, stadiums, and public transport are being built with the deadline for World Cup looming large. We picked up our (pretty new) Hyundai van, which seats 9, and headed to our hotel ...
... where I’m staying charges $4/hr. to use their machine, and I can’t blog like that. Ouch!
So I charge up the cellular so’s I don’t miss any important calls, then plug in my computer, aka Pupu, and… it goes dead. It’s not charging. It’s not getting power, same deal as in Turkey a few months ago (how long? It seems like years!). The computer’s adapter has a green light, ...