Thursday-Saturday (1/3/19-1/5/19): Travel Days

Thursday was leaving day. I had a lot of mixed feelings about leaving. I had never been outside of the U.S. so it was nerve wracking. I left the Green Bay airport pretty excited- without really thinking of the 20 hours of plane time ahead of me. Note: prior to this trip, the longest I had spent in a plane was 4 hours, so I was about to have a rude awakening.

Flight one: Green Bay to Chicago

This flight was super short (1 hour) and just got me more excited. After getting past security at Green Bay I was very excited. I couldn’t wait for what was in store, regardless of the old man in front of me on the plane farting and the man behind me talking to himself. You never know what you will find in Green Bay.

Flight two: Chicago to London

Best advice to give and take when traveling across seas- SLEEP ON THE PLANE. That flight was super unsuccessful for sleep. I was uncomfortable and way too excited to sleep. So my 7.5 hour flight ended in maybe 1 hour of sleep.

We had about a 9 hour layover in London so we took advantage of it and did a walking tour of London. I finally got to check off riding in a double decker bus off of my bucket list. We visited Trafalgar Square and Leadenhall Market and ate dinner at a restaurant called Prezzo as well. The architecture of London absolutely blew my mind. It is so pretty. We walked a good couple miles that day and somehow were still awake enough to get on the last flight.

Flight three: London to Johannesburg, South Africa

The longest flight. 10.5 hours. This flight seemed as if it would never end. I tried to sleep but only got a couple hours between my movie watching. The flight dinners were fairly good, but I could tell my stomach and my body were taking tolls from the time in the air, and the pressure changes due to elevation. I was ready to be landed in Johannesburg.

Landing in Johannesburg was amazing. We landed when the temperatures were around 85F or so. It felt so good to be in warm weather in the middle of January. I couldn’t believe I was finally halfway across the world ready to take on South Africa. We were picked up at the airport by our tour guide/wildlife expert Andy. We got to exchange some money at the airport for goodies and food. Note: Those of you traveling in the future, use ATMs at gas stations (petrol stations) and at the airport. The exchange rate and interest rate at the businesses within the airport are a lot more expensive!

Outside of the airport it was still very much visible that apartheid still affects South Africa. The roads of Johannesburg were recently done as well as many buildings. However, mansions and huge houses were visible next to shacks that were standing only by small pieces of metal and plywood stacked together. It was a really sad sight to see that in their country, you were either very rich or very poor.

We definitely weren’t in America anymore as there were hundreds of people walking along the roads, all hitch hiking for a ride. There aren’t many cars within the city, it is mainly taxis. Their taxis are vans that hold around 14 people, but many of them carry 30 people at a time. We drove to lunch at a restaurant called Wimpy, which is somewhat similar to a McDonalds, except you sit and order from your table. I ordered a grilled cheese (cheese sandwich) and chips (french fries). I barely ate any of my food, my stomach was still trying to realize that we had finally landed!

We drove for a couple of hours in our van and finally reached our destination for the night- the Karula Hotel in White River. This hotel was so cute with little cottage-like rooms. I got WiFi here and was able to reach out to some people and let them know where we were. Dinner was served shortly after. Note: Their meals are more spread out in terms of time. Breakfast is served around 7/8, lunch is usually around 1/2 and dinner isn’t served until 7/8 normally. This was quite the adjustment, but my stomach didn’t know what time it was or when I should be eating anyways. Dinner at the Karula is a five course meal, and all the food there was amazing!

The meal for the first night was: potato and leak soup, baked hake fish with lemon, roasted beef with roasted potatoes and carrots and peas. The fourth course was apple crumble with hot custard on top (I think I gained 5 pounds just by smelling it!). The final course for the night was cheese and crackers, meant to clean the palate after dinner. After all the food and travel, I was ready for bed. The first night there it stormed really bad and I struggled to sleep but got enough to get by.

115 thoughts on “Thursday-Saturday (1/3/19-1/5/19): Travel Days”

  1. An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a bit analysis on this. And he in fact purchased me breakfast as a result of I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love studying more on this topic. If attainable, as you turn into experience, would you thoughts updating your weblog with extra particulars? It’s highly helpful for me. Large thumb up for this weblog put up!

  2. I simply want to say I am just all new to blogging and site-building and actually enjoyed you’re web page. Very likely I’m going to bookmark your site . You amazingly have beneficial posts. Many thanks for revealing your blog.

  3. I have observed that in the world these days, video games are definitely the latest fad with kids of all ages. Periodically it may be impossible to drag your son or daughter away from the games. If you want the best of both worlds, there are lots of educational gaming activities for kids. Good post.

  4. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this web site. I am hoping the same high-grade site post from you in the upcoming also. Actually your creative writing skills has inspired me to get my own blog now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a great example of it.

  5. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog. An excellent read. I will certainly be back.

  6. I’m very happy to discover this site. I need to to thank you for your time due to this wonderful read!! I definitely really liked every bit of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to see new stuff on your site.

  7. Hello, I do think your blog might be having browser compatibility problems. When I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, fantastic site.

  8. Your style is really unique in comparison to other folks I have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this web site.

  9. I blog frequently and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has really peaked my interest. I am going to book mark your blog and keep checking for new information about once a week. I opted in for your Feed too.

  10. Yet another issue is really that video gaming became one of the all-time biggest forms of excitement for people spanning various ages. Kids have fun with video games, plus adults do, too. The XBox 360 has become the favorite gaming systems for people who love to have a huge variety of video games available to them, and also who like to relax and play live with other folks all over the world. Thanks for sharing your notions.

  11. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be exciting to read content from other authors and use something from other web sites.

  12. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thanks, However I am experiencing problems with your RSS. I don’t understand why I cannot join it. Is there anybody else getting the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanks!

  13. I needed to thank you for this excellent read!! I certainly loved every little bit of it. I have you saved as a favorite to look at new stuff you post…

  14. Hello there! I just would like to offer you a big thumbs up for your great information you’ve got right here on this post. I am returning to your website for more soon.

  15. This excellent website definitely has all of the information and facts I needed about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  16. MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick in NYC at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888.

  17. After I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is a way you are able to remove me from that service? Kudos.

  18. I’m impressed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is an issue that not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I found this during my hunt for something regarding this.

  19. I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have got you bookmarked to look at new things you post…

  20. You could certainly see your expertise within the paintings you write. The arena hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. At all times go after your heart. “Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.” by Heinrich Heine.

  21. I truly love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this web site yourself? Please reply back as I’m trying to create my own blog and would like to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Many thanks.

  22. Spot on with this write-up, I truly believe that this amazing site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be back again to see more, thanks for the information.

  23. I blog frequently and I really appreciate your information. The article has really peaked my interest. I’m going to book mark your blog and keep checking for new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed too.

  24. I merely intend to share it with you that I am new to putting up a blog and absolutely loved your page. Very likely I am going to store your blog post . You truly have magnificent article content. Love it for discussing with us your own site document

  25. Thanks for sharing excellent informations. Your web-site is very cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this website. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for more articles. You, my pal, ROCK! I found simply the information I already searched all over the place and just could not come across. What an ideal web site.

  26. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something too few people are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  27. You are so awesome! I do not believe I’ve truly read through something like that before. So great to discover another person with a few genuine thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is something that is needed on the internet, someone with some originality.

  28. It’s actually near close to impossible to come across well-qualified individual on this subject, yet somehow you seem like you fully understand the things that you’re revealing! Appreciate It

  29. I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this during my hunt for something regarding this.

  30. Sapid Agency is a Search Engine Optimization company in New York City that provides SEO Services. Their proprietary SEO strategies help struggling websites and aspiring business owners to rank their websites higher in multiple search engines like Google , Yahoo and Bing. They provide local and gmb map ranking for businesses in NYC and many other local areas. Find more at https://www.sapidagency.com/ @ 145 E 57TH NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA, +1 971 341 5608 USA

  31. Hi, I do believe this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may come back once again since I saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  32. MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick in NYC at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888.

  33. I absolutely love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my own personal blog and would like to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Appreciate it!

  34. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing issues with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anybody else having similar RSS problems? Anyone that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  35. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after looking at a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m certainly pleased I stumbled upon it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!

  36. After I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is a way you are able to remove me from that service? Many thanks.

  37. Aw, this was an exceptionally nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to create a really good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

  38. I was very happy to uncover this website. I wanted to thank you for your time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely loved every bit of it and i also have you book-marked to see new information on your blog.

  39. When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment. Is there a means you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it.

  40. It certainly is almost impossible to come across well-aware men or women on this matter, even though you come across as like you be aware of which you’re raving about! Many Thanks

  41. Hello There. I found your blog the use of msn. This is an extremely well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to read extra of your useful information. Thank you for the post. I will definitely return.|

  42. Spot on with this write-up, I truly believe this amazing site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the information!

  43. Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog. Is it very difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any points or suggestions? Thanks|

  44. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you, However I am encountering difficulties with your RSS. I don’t understand why I can’t join it. Is there anyone else getting the same RSS issues? Anyone that knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  45. Hello there! This post could not be written any better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this information to him. Fairly certain he will have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  46. You’re so awesome! I do not believe I’ve truly read a single thing like that before. So good to find another person with some unique thoughts on this issue. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is one thing that’s needed on the web, someone with some originality.

  47. I uncovered your blog site on google and examine a few of your very early posts. Continue to keep up the excellent operate. I just added up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Visitor. Seeking onward to reading more from you later!?

  48. After I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I recieve four emails with the same comment. There has to be an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Cheers.

  49. This design is wicked! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!|

  50. Hello there, I believe your blog might be having web browser compatibility issues. Whenever I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, excellent blog!

  51. Having read this I believed it was really enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this information together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile.

  52. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Thanks

  53. Right here is the perfect site for anyone who wishes to understand this topic. You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a subject that has been discussed for a long time. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful.

  54. Right here is the perfect webpage for anybody who hopes to understand this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that’s been written about for a long time. Excellent stuff, just great.

  55. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you so much, However I am going through troubles with your RSS. I don’t understand why I cannot join it. Is there anybody else getting similar RSS issues? Anyone that knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.