I had a pub post ready to go today, and then I read the news about Nelson Mandela’s death and I decided to change my post. In 2010 I had the opportunity to visit South Africa and we attended a couple of World Cup matches. When we told people we were going to South Africa, many people reacted negatively and said it wasn’t a safe place. I won’t tell you that it’s the safest place ever, since I don’t think any place is. But we had a wonderful time. We stayed in Cape Town for five days and the city was a hopping. Fans and locals were in a party mood and it’s one of the best experiences of our lives. And the country is amazing. So beautiful.
I think the success of the World Cup in South Africa was a wonderful tribute to Mandela. I wish there were more people in the world like him. You’ll probably read and see a lot about him in the next few days. I admired his bravery, spirit, forgiveness, and determination. When I think of him, I remember my visit. Here are some photos from our trip.