It’s cold here! I arrived at Johannesburg airport yesterday morning, having hardly slept. My bad: we left at 11pm, more or less, and in the first hour and a half they were handing out food and such. So then, I figured to try the video on demand part ;-) It was cool! Gnomeo and Juliet, Rio, Thor, another movie I’m interested in (will watch on the way back). The plane was also a gigantic whale! 2 levels… geez! I found that a good place to sit is probably either near a door or in the center isle in the center — provided no one is sitting next to you. All because of legspace. Sitting next to the aisle isn’t great: people walking by, and you shouldn’t dump your legs in the aisle because of that…
Anyway, Around three I realised sleeping would be a good plan. Around 7, people were waking up and around 7.30, breakfast was being served. That ain’t much sleep. Ah well.
I got off the plane (as one of the later ones), took forever to get money (I’m apparently withdrawing from my savings account?!?!) and then lazily made my way to the pickup point: a hotel. There, I picked up internet and tried to work. No luck, too tired. Waited for hours till the pickup showed up (as scheduled) at 17:00. It took another 30-45 min before we were finally off, and then a 2 hr drive to the reserve. We were just in time to have dinner (though it was cold and leftovers). Made my way to bed, read a bit, and slept with earplugs (too much wind making noise). Earplugs caused me to sleep in till 6:44, which was nice, I guess. Breakfast was supposedly served at 7, though in reality everyone was slowly working up to there, so 7.15 was more like it. I will so sleep in till 7.15 tomorrow!
Anyway, no pictures yet. So far, SA didn’t look tantalising, but that’s probably because I was dead tired and almost asleep in a hotel for most of my stay here. The reserve (where the conference is taking place) does look cool! Tonight: game drive! ;-)