A whole bunch of new experiences since we last spoke:
- Ate chapati, which is essentially a different version of roti canai and a little taste of home. I ask for it every chance I get. I’m obsessed. It is so yummy!
- Ate “highway chicken” (grilled chicken leg purchased at a highway market place). So. Delicious.
- Was transported by taxi. But here, a taxi is a van that acts like a bus and seats about 11 people uncomfortably. You have to flag the taxis down and then let them know when you want to be dropped off. It’s a very confusing system and I’m not sure if I have the hang of it yet…
- Sat in the most uncomfortable and dusty stone pews in my life (at the Mandela National Stadium). My entire body was not happy at the end of the football game.
- Used squat-style toilets. Not really as bad as I had expected them to be.
- Saw some large birds circling in the sky. It was kind of creepy.
- Saw a football game that required penalty shots after regulation time. They were just as boring as on TV.
- Was surrounded by thousands of vuvuzelas. Remember them in South Africa? Yep, they were just as noisy and headache-inducing as during the last FIFA.
- Rode a boda-boda, a motorcycle taxi. I held the railing really, really tightly, but it was a rather comfortable ride.