This is not our flight, nor even our airline. However, it is at O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, where we’re waiting for our very long flight back to the United States. We should begin boarding in about a half-hour. Expect radio silence at least until Sunday morning, Atlanta time.

Yesterday we ventured about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg to visit the Maropeng Visitor Center, part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site where some of the earliest human remains have been discovered. The visitor center tells the story of the evolution of human beings through interpretive and interactive displays, a short indoor boat … Continue reading

Yesterday was a relatively relaxing day here in Johannesburg. Around mid-morning Kathryn and I ventured out to get me a haircut and shave. I had gotten a haircut shortly before leaving for South Africa, but three weeks of normal hair growth, combined with a bit too much hair left in front, had left me unhappy … Continue reading

Arrived in Johannesburg

We’re safely on the ground in Johannesburg, in the departure area for our onward flight to Cape Town. The flight was long. We left Atlanta an hour late, and I’m convinced three-quarters of our fellow passengers had never been on an airplane before. The “fasten seat belt” sign was on for nearly half the fifteen-hour … Continue reading Arrived in Johannesburg