we landed in south africa last night after 18 hours in the air. the sky was filled with purple and orange clouds and we were eager to collapse in the hotel-- unfortunately a shuttle-mishap left up stranded in the airport where we held a yoga class and slept on each others shoulders until we could finally leave.
the hotel is plush and beautiful. we are not allowed to leave (city is a bit too dangers for naive americans) so we spend the night sipping beer and talking about our homestay families who we'll all meet on wednesday.
last night i also found out i'll be station in a suburb of Gaborone with electricity and, at the very least, a spicket for water in the home. i also learned that all the lifeskills group will be in the Gab-burbs which means i'll be relatively close to a familiar face throughout the 2 years-- phew.
attempted to run this morning and nearly fainted (after recovering i was told jet-lag, low blood sugar, poor sleep were to blame) recovering now and setting off for gaborone in just 1 hour... more updates soon...