Aww thanks that is so sweet! Good luck on your adventure!
Okay, we only spent a day in South Africa, less than 24 hours. It was really just to meet at the airport and go together from there. At the same time South Africa made a real impression on me. It is so different than Botswana. In South Africa people are distrustful of each other and aware of crime, and have high fences and barbed wire around their family compounds. In Botswana I generally feel safe, you can see right into your neighbor’s yard, and people never tell me that I should be escorted or hire a driver when I want to go somewhere. South Africa is a rougher and scarier place, at least in the city, which is not the case in Botswana.
One thing that was interesting is all of the languages we heard. South Africa has 11 official languages, and most we people we met knew at least 7-9. However, we got the feeling that they didn’t know more than one or two of these languages well, unless they spoke them at home or at school. Because people don’t speak all these languages so well, there must be a lot of misunderstandings between people. These misunderstandings