It was an official trip from the office packed with meetings, workshops and remote work...but I still manage to get some "me time" in, plus I wanted to get serious about training. A few days before leaving for SA, I had completed the online order for some of the gear I'd be needing so mentally and preparation wise, I started counting down. With about a month to go to #walkacrosslagos, I had to start focusing on getting fit training.
After the daily meetings, my hotel offered cool facilities to unwind. A good gym with a lovely pool just outside. This was my second time staying at this particular hotel so I kinda felt at home...
Met up S. He was just rounding up his internship and had time to hang out in the evenings. Drinks, dinner, more drinks. Hung-out with some of his crew from school, tried out a flashy looking local brew: Steph Weiss, sisi-sounding name right, but tasted alright.
Oh yeah, Obama got re-elected. I was initially fuming that my hotel some how didn't have CNN (can you beat that, a 4-star hotel with no CNN). I made quite a fuss about this - Room Service sent the maintenance guys to come around, the hotel group's account noticed my rant on Twitter and replied. I later had to settle for NBC which I later discovered did a very good coverage of the election (albeit no John King's magic wall). Plus, the station made a number of early calls even before CNN.
The day before I left was the Joburg leg of Linkin Park's Living Things concert at the FNB Stadium. Got a couple of tickets and went with S. Mad evening out. We temporarily lost our voices screaming to all the insane hits from Hybrid Theory to Living Things.
LP didn't disappoint.
|Serious stuff right here. Got up to stretch my legs...OK and to also take a picture|
|The pool just outside the gym, lots of night swimming|
|Don't let the sisi look deceive you, this brew tastes nice|
|Sorry Romney, the better man won #2termz|
|Outside the FNB Stadium, helicopter whizzing around a large banner of the upcoming new Twilight movie|
|If you look closely and carefully, you can actually see Chester and Mike on the stage|