I already wrote about my amazing experience at Lion Park here, but I wanted to tell you more about what I did during the rest of my 24 hours in Johannesburg.
The first thing I did after the Lion Park was visit Nelson Mandela Square. I honestly didn’t know what it was at the time, but Amy (who lives there) tweeted me and told me to check it out. I was pleasantly surprised to learn it’s a giant mall. It had been a while since I had been in one, and I was a little overwhelmed. But I stopped at a chocolate store, a book store, and the Quiksilver store.
Right when I left the mall, a massive storm hit. Apparently it was the first storm of the Spring season, and there were hail warnings. Huge bolts of lightning flashed across the sky, and I was so giddy. The downside was that it took about 30 minutes to go 1.4 kilometers from the mall to my hotel.
When I got to my hotel I ordered a fruit plate and enjoyed a zillion channels of cable television (in English!). It was awesome. I tried to distract myself from stressing about my NT scan the next morning. After finally falling asleep (and getting a pretty decent one for my first night away from Eva), I woke up, ate a delicious breakfast, and ran on the treadmill for a bit. I headed to my appointment, which went well, then rushed to the airport just in time to make my flight.