Last night I boarded the plane in Frankfurt and landed here in Johannesburg this morning.
Here you can see the tail of the South African Airways plane that I flew on. The tail art of South African Airways is very distinctive. I took this picture while heading to the gate in Frankfurt. Earlier I had seen the plane parked across the airport. See: Layover in Frankfurt
Here you can see that our destination is Johannesburg and that it is near the tip of Africa. The flight was over 10 hours long. I watched one movie and then tried to get as much sleep as possible. I took the picture above after the lights came on so that everyone would wake up and get ready for landing.
The first thing I saw after exiting from baggage claim was a statue of Oliver Tambo. The Johannesburg airport is the O. R. Tambo International Airport. Oliver Tambo was a teacher, lawyer and politician.
We arrived a bit early and I had to wait awhile for my driver. However, I soon found him and we headed off into the city. I got checked into a really nice room and was able to take a morning nap.
In the afternoon one of my colleagues picked me up from the hotel and we took a drive through the South African countryside before having a wonderful meal.
More about what we saw on the drive as well as the dinner in future posts.
I had planned on staying up to watch the rest of the Germany/Sweden World Cup match but fell asleep. I guess I missed an exciting second half.
Now for some real sleep.