Feel it – It is HERE!!!

And the World Cup is on! Being in South Africa at this moment is absolutely amazing. The pride of the South Africans is out of this world. They feel that they have really accomplished something that no one thought that they could do, and they are showing the world that Africa is not the dark continent anymore. This is a modern, functional society, and the World Cup is going to open everyone’s eyes.

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Everywhere we go people are nice. More than nice. They are over-the-mon happy that foreigners have come to visit their country, their city, their village. Everyone is giving us a thumbs up. Literally.

We, as tourists, have become symbols for the change they are hoping for. New opportuinities, equality, jobs. A future.

People want to shake our hands, take photos with us, talk to us, even if we don’t speak the same language. Everyone goes out of their way to help us – a cleaning woman even pulled out her own cellphone and called a business owner who had closed their business.

It’s a historic moment for South Africa (and Africa). And we’re so thrilled to be part of it.

Feel it. It is HERE!!!

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