Remember that time it was a Monday night and you found out a high school friend lived in South Africa and booked a trip for that Wednesday?
My layover was in Frankfurt, and I’d anticipated going into the city during the 8 hours I had to wait for my connection to Jo-burg. Unfortunately I slept less that 2 hours on the flight and shot that plan to hell in lieu of getting a room in the airport hotel to sleep. But if you want to see Frankfurt, here are some live action shots from the airport:
My first stop in South Africa was Pretoria to see that hot piece @kmlavorini. We started off at the Union Buildings, with a towering Nelson Mandela front and center.
Then off to the hill on the other side of the city for the Voortrekker Monument, which shows a history of the Voortrekkers who left Cape Colony in the mid 1800’s. I tried climbing to the top but just couldn’t do it, because safety is of the utmost importance in my life (except for when I cut my own bangs). Both the Voortrekker and the Union Buildings provide amazing views of Pretoria.
Dinner was a real South African experience. “Venison” applies to most things you can shoot that run (there’s a venison of the day in some places), but we went for carpaccio instead. Have you ever eaten kudu or springbok? If not, you ain’t livin’!
Finally, I have to give a big WOO-WOO to my men (boys) the Pittsburgh Penguins! I had to leave for O’Hare 5 minutes into the game but found it playing at a bar in the airport. Randomly, the guy next to me was a Pens fan. So much high-fiving, so many dirty looks. (Just shut up and eat your Bloomin’ Onion, Linda.
P.S. “Quo vadis” is on a sculpture at the Monument and means “where are you going?”