So this is day 2 of me being here in South Africa. The first day I kinda just slept for 15 hours. It was perfect. But this isn’t supposed to be about me sleeping, Unless you want to hear about me sleeping? Like I’m pretty sure I just lay there and my mind shuts off…
I got on my first plane at 10:00 P.M. and flew to NYC, the best part about that flight was a little girl had switched seats with me and honestly I didn’t care but she was spoiled from the flight attendants and I got a little jealous. I ran into my friend Tyson on that plane ride and we talked for a bit in the JFK airport, I went on a brisk walk outside in the pitch black between terminals and proceeded to just sit, watch people walk back and forth, and listen to music. SUPER entertaining right? Yeah, that’s how I felt too. So i got up and went on a walk. I went outside and just stood outside for 30 minutes in order to watch the sunrise slowly take over the sky. It looked a little something like this:
After realizing it was a little cold out there I went back inside and sat down. As I chose my place to sit down a girl came up and sat next to me, and me being my exhausted self… I started talking to her. She was going to Israel! How much fun is that? So we chatted about life, and school, and work, overall a great time was had by me, and she laughed a lot so maybe she was having fun too? Either way I went through security and got on my next flight.
Wait, something cool happened! As I was in line trying to get my boarding pass the counter representative asked me if i would be willing to arrive 8 hours later fly through Dubai! I wanted to switch my flight because she was authorized to cut me a check for $1300. That much money would have paid for my entire trip… So we were trying to make that happen but I couldn’t get all the ducks in a row and we decided that it wasn’t worth the hassle.
The next flight happened like all 14.5 hour flights happen. I forced myself to sleep, it wasn’t too hard to do but it was absolutely needed. I slept for about half the flight, and being in an isle seat was probably a very big jerk! But once I woke up I was definitely a very nice person again who would unbuckle and stand up whenever I was asked, or wanted, or needed to go to the bathroom. Honestly I took any excuse to just stand up in the isle. I met a nice lady (the lady sitting next to me on the flight) and she offered up her house for my stay in Joberg but only if I fixed her garden for her (I’m pretty sure it the soil composition so I would just make her some raised planters and control the soil that was placed in them). I’m still waiting for her to email me her details. She has 2 sons aged 25, and 21 so that’s pretty much just going to be 4 days of video gaming.
I was picked up in Port Elizabeth by Henry Newman and taken to his house. It is a beautiful house and I will have many stories and pictures concerning his house in a different post (that should be many pictures and a couple stories? maybe no stories. I don’t know. Stop pestering me). Anyways I just wanted to let you all know that the flights were all uneventful and if you ever fly South Africa Airways sometimes it turns into a self service food and beverage flight, probably the most interesting thing I have seen while flying.
Have a wonderful day!