Sunday, May 11, 2014

Washington D.C. > London > Johannesburg

Day 1, 2 and/or 3 (depending on how you define a day) complete. The 11 hour flight from London to South Africa went by relatively quickly but glad to be off plane and out of an airport. As we were getting ready to depart London Heathrow our plane was surrounded by a rainbow. That means good luck and safe travels, right? 

In total, it was 18 hours of travel, leaving D.C. on Friday night and arriving in Johannesburg, or as the locals would say, Jo'burg, Sunday at 9 am local time. Upon check-in we prioritized the essentials: coffee, hot shower, lunch. The first South African dining experience wasn't adventurous nor exciting but the bunless hamburger and crispy French fries from the hotel restaurant was satisfying. Dinner was a bit more exciting, sampling the local kingklip fish with a tarragon butter sauce and seasonal mixed vegetable, including squash, cauliflower, carrots, peppers and onions. Dinner plus a bottle of wine =  $15, I think I'm going to like it here. 

Tomorrow we start our day with a 7am departure followed by a 7 hour drive to Kruger National Park, where we will be safar'ing for the next 4 days.