The flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg was epic. I made it even more epic by watching all three of the lord of the rings movies back to back. The fact that my vegetarian meal was lost and I had to subsist on bread was shadowed by the amount of times Frodo dies and then comes back to life again. He sure is hardy.
When we arrived it was already dark so I did not get to see much. So far though I am enjoying all the smells. The person who graciously gave us a ride to our hostel is a biological technician by day and a dj at a goth club by night. Small world.