After clearing customs I head to the nearest pay phone. Since I use Verizon (and at the time of this trip was using a phone without a SIM card), I had to find a pay phone to call my friends in London to get the final plans or the day. I had already purchased my Heathrow Express (HEX) ticket online while in the US. We decided to meet at Liverpool Street Station. I guess at this point, I should remind everyone that I spent 4 weeks in London while in College, but that was 10 years ago. I know how to ride the Tube and I have a basic understanding of London streets.
We planned this trip to Africa because MS had a friend getting married in Joburg. I couldn’t take enough time off to go to the wedding so I came late. The isn’t an easy way to get to Cape Town from Chicago – definitely no direct flights, you have to transfer at least once and more often two or three times to get there. I took the shortest option: ORD-LHR-CPT. This will quickly review that flight.
I’ve been wanting to do a full review of my amazing trip to Africa in March, but haven’t gotten around to any of it yet. It seemed like too daunting of a task — 10 days in Africa pushing myself to try new things and experience something that is so far from my normal life was a bit overwhelming for me.
- Transit: ORD-LHR
- Day in London with Friends
- Transit: LHR:CPT
- Westin Cape Town
- Cape Town Review/Gay Pride
- Cape of Good Hope Drive
- Bike and Wine Tour
- Transit: CPT-JNB-VFA
- Matetsi Water Lodge
- Game Drives
- Victoria Falls
- Transit: VFA-JNB-LHR
- LHR: Star Alliance Gold Lounge
- Transit: LHR-ORD
- Final Thoughts
Fingers crossed that this works out as I expect, eh? Based on the number of things I want to discuss I have to do more than one post a day if I want this to be completed before I go to Paris…Good luck with that!
It has been an extremely long time since I’ve blogged. I was updating quite a bit earlier this summer, especially when I was so manic about doing the art and updating the world every boring step. If you remember I wanted the art finished and the guestroom finalized by mid July when I had two friends coming to stay…well that didn’t happen. I did manage to get some art on the wall before a SECOND guest game.
LT came to visit last week and I was pretty disgusted with myself that I hadn’t even put art (or worked on any of my other projects). I was pretty swamped that week before she arrived so I had to throw thing together right before she arrived — even though I had months to prep…that’s how I live my life though.