On the road in Africa
We have driven about 1400 kilometers thus far.
First and foremost, I apologise if this sounds like a short weekend drive to you. You, good Sir, are made of harder stuff than me. But let me put this into perspective; Singapore, where I come from, measures 41.8km (26 miles) across and 22.5km (14 miles) tall. Some place is ‘too far away’ when it is more than a 30 minute drive (with city traffic, this usually translates to not more than 15km). With that in mind, we have driven across the entire length of Singapore over 33 times over. This is a vast distance for a small islander, it was almost impossible for us to comprehend the distance, how each mountain range we pass leads to yet another bay, and another valley, and yet more mountains, surely we will be falling off the edge of the earth anytime now?
But no, dear reader, the road still stretches on far ahead, beyond yet more landscapes to be discovered, and if the map I’m holding doesn’t lie, it goes on MUCH FURTHER indeed, many more small towns, quaint churches, mountain passes, fields of flowers, fields of grass, fields of pretty much nothing at all to zip by outside the window before our destination of Johannesburg.
The mind boggles.