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Alive and Well and Not lost

2017-05-19

I don't believe in "lost". I'm not lost I just didn't know where I am. I believe that a run in a new time zone helps with jet lag. I decided to go for an easy 40 minute run this morning and instead of turning right out of the hotel as I had been advised to do, I turned left. Of course nothing made sense but I continued on. After an hour my superior conditioning was failing me and I did some walk then running. After two hours it was only walking. But what is that? A pizza shop. It was delicious and I made it back to the hotel in a little over three hours.
On the flight to JoBerg yesterday I was stretching my legs in the back when I began talking to a man who lives in the middle of Kreuger National Park. We are over Namibia which is nothing but desert and says "I once drove a 4 wheel drive 12 hours down there." When I tell him I am going to bike it he replies "Why, and it can't possibly he done? How long is it going to take? 4 Months?" "No, just 3 weeks." Finally he advises me to be very wary of poachers. "What is your definition of a poacher?" I ask. "You know, the people who hunt elephants for their tusks, they are very violent." Great, another thing to worry about. However, I can't imagine there being many elephants in the desert.
I visited the Apartheid Museum today. Very moving and a must see if you are in Johannesburg.
On to Botswana tomorrow.




A must visit in Joburg.


No pictures are allowed in the museum. I took this one anyway. 1994. Voters lined up around the entire pic and off the image.


Joburg is a city of 5 million with major construction everywhere.


A tent village seen down by the river on my run today

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Good to hear that you have arrived safely and are taking good advice from locals. When do you meet your companions on this jaunt? Jack
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