Welcome to the blog site for our Elmira College travel class to South Africa. We will update this blog regularly with posts about our travels and experiences. We'll upload photos when we have the chance. Check back regularly to follow our adventures!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Leaving campus--and arriving in South Africa!

We left at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, and we arrived in JoBurg at 11:00 PM on Wednesday. The first flight, to Detroit, was fine, and the second flight, to Amsterdam, was OK (7.5 hours). But that last flight, to JoBurg, was 10.5 hours and I think we felt every single minute.

We are now at our hotel, the Africa Centre, with students packed into two rooms (yes, they are really seriously packed in!). We start out bright and early tomorrow with a trip to the townships (the famous Soweto and the smaller and currently more dynamic Alexandria). We'll have lunch in a Shabeen, or underground restaurant, with all kinds of African dishes served buffet style.

First, though, I think we'll sleep....

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