Friday, January 23, 2009

Sawubona!

When Ben picked me up from the airport. I know...I look good right? 30 hours in an airplane good.
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Our apartment at The Splice (fully furnished):
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Upstairs guest bed (you're all coming to visit now ok?)
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Our bedroom (upstairs):
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I know right!?

By the way, we're feeling pretty safe...there are these ex-military 'policemen' called Tactical Units that monitor the streets in these intense black trucks. We've seen 4 or 5 so far around our neighborhood and yesterday passed a police dude with an AK-47 shoving a man around mad as heck. They've got our backs.

Our adapters aren't working as "converters" just yet....we plugged in our speakers to our computers and they blew up and started smoking. We tried to trim Ben's hott goatee today and the razor was about to explode. We've got some things to still work out...

Also, we met a man while we were getting a bunch of medical exams today to get our work visas that's lived here 3 years told us the area we're in is the best in all of Johannesburg as far as safety goes. Awesome right?

Now we've got to start planning our vacations and safari! The fun begins!

19 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow... I am SOOOOO jealous :) Your place looks so posh!! I'm glad Ben surprised you at the airport. Keep us updated!

Brock and Arrienne said...

Your apartment is so adorable! What a fun adventure! I am definitely looking forward to our own adventure in Europe. I looking forward to more updates on your African life!

Klay and Lindsey said...

Holy smokes! What an apartment! :) And what a sweet husband! That's so cute that he brought you flowers. Tell him to give my husband a call... :) He's great but I definitely haven't gotten NEAR as many flowers since we've been married as when we were dating!

Kat said...

Camille, I love reading your blog! Sweet digs! Did it come furnished with everything? What an amazing adventure!

Chelsie said...

i love your apartment!! it's fabulous!! i'm so excited to hear all about this fun adventure you guys are on!

Bradley and Jackie said...

So i know we've only met once but can we come to Africa and stay with you guys! Man, what a sweet house to come home to everyday!

Jill Revell said...

Your places looks so great! I love how you already have your pics on the fridge. Cute :)

Mariah said...

Oh, Wow! I LOVE your place! It is so nice. You guys are going to have to make some friends down there so you can show off your place! You know, I'm really starting to question the ability of electrical adapters to convert. I tried to use my curling iron (with an adapter) on my mission and it burned a chunk of my hair off. Can't wait to hear about all of your adventures!

Alex said...

Hey guys- Thanks for leaving a comment on our blog-it was fun to look at yours and see how you are doing! South Africa seems like it will be such a great adventure! Boa Sorte!

Jen K said...

HOLY COW the apartment is amazing! I guess I didn't realize it would be furnished. (I should have know when you were only taking a few suitcases full of stuff...) Have fun and be safe! I sound like your mom :)

Laurel said...

What a fun adventure. your apartment is really nice. Glad you got there safe!

Christyn Caryn said...

SO... your apartment looks amazing!! I'm so glad you have the comforts of a western type apartment while you are there. So I totally have hook ups with the airlines and I have DYING to get to Africa... so ya know, if you ever want some Cap'n Crunch cereal or whatever other american food, I can bring it to ya sometime... :) seriously though. Have fun!!

Sara said...

Holy cow! Now I know why you say it is so posh! Love it! We're saving already:):)

Sara said...

for some reason you might have two comments from me- but I said the first time- Wow! Now we know why you say your apt is so posh!! I love it! We're saving our money already!

Landon and Kelsi said...

I am in LOVE with your apartment! It is so cute and modern! I think you are just going to love South Africa! What a fun adventure. Good luck with everything!

Reagan and Jon said...

So neat you are back there! Hey let me know if you feel safe and what not...we want to vacation in SA sometime but were unsure about it. your place is way awesome, and I always stalk your blog! ; ) so cute with the animals.

The Phipps: said...

Holy stinkin cow. What can I say? You guys are amazing and deserve the best--looks like you got it. I'm so excited for you! Camille, I'm emailing you today. I need to catch up!

Kourtney and Nate said...

Your place looks great! So glad you both made it there safely and can't wait to read about all of my adventures!! Have FUN!

Tawnya said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!! That is the most beautiful apartment I have ever seen!!!!! If I could afford getting me and Jed and Spencer to Africa, I'd be there!