Day 42

Yesterday was a great day. I’d never seen lions and giraffes, zebras and ostrich up so close! As you saw in yesterday’s picture post, there was an area that people could come and visit with the cubs. They were positively adorable, yet reminding you not so far away were the giant, awesome adults. After the amazing trip to the lion park, I went with friends, Dominique and Bianca, to the Apartheid Museum here in Joburg. To tell you a bit about it, I’ll put some of the stuff from the information pamphlet up.

The basic principle behind apartheid was simple-segregate everything. Cut a clean line through a nation to divide black from white and keep them divided . . . you will come to understand that any form of racial inequality leads to destruction.
. . . The Apartheid Museum is a journey, not just a destination . . . The path through the museum leads you on a journey beginning with segregation, the cornerstone of apartheid. It takes you back through the history of the myriad cultures converging during the pre-apartheid era. Through the years of race classification . . . detensions and the oppression of the nationalist regime . . . The Apartheid Museum experience is one the upliftment and liberation . . . . Walk away free!

A look at the current weather:
Here (Airport)
6 °C
Clear
Windchill:1 °C
Humidity:61%
Dew Point: -1 °C
Wind: 37 km/h / 10.3 m/s from the East

It’s obviously still a bit cold, but I’m actually feeling pretty comfortable at this moment. This time of year, it gets really hot back home, so I’ll probably be going from one extreme (alright, for me at least) to another.

I’m looking forward to being home, but I wouldn’t give up this experience that I’ve had for anything.

Here’s wishing this fellow and this lady very happy birthdays!

Well, I’m off to warm the leftover avo-cheese chicken schnitzle from the restaurant last night. Don’t be fooled by the weird name, it’s delicious.

Totsiens!

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3 thoughts on “Day 42

  1. Hi, Jenn. Can you send some of that cold weather our way? It’s supposed to hit 96 degrees today. :-)

    Take care.

    John

  2. You’ve done a wonderful job of chronicling your journeys, Jenn. Incredible lion pictures! If Susannah finds out about the lion park (and especially the cub visitation area), she’s going to want to be following in your footsteps a few years from now! :)

  3. I wouldn’t mind sending the cold weather your way, but if we’re swapping, I don’t like it too hot.
    Thanks, Mrs. Marshall. I’ve had fun with this. I’ve actually gotten to the point where I have to think really hard about what’s different of something that would seem interesting back home. I’ve started to get so used to some of this!
    And, really, if she ever gets the opportunity, Susannah would probably love it. :)

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