Day 2: Culture and Konka

I spent the day with Russel L and David W. After a long and restless flight with some light banter, we finally made it. Lots of people felt sick after eating the plastic bacon and the sponge egg but Alex M did his best to redecorate the aircraft.

Once we arrived and managed to get through immigration, we met the tour rep, Hillary and we boarded our coaches. The weather was very pleasant, unlike the pungent smell of 54 unwashed teenagers and Mr Meehan on a warm coach drive to the apartheid museum.

We spent 2 hours in the museum, learning about the history of Jo’berg and the struggles experienced by its citizens over the years. Although it was a sobering experience, it was a good start to the tour.

Having dodged various car crashes on the motorway, we arrived at the Konka camp which is in the middle of nowhere and had a couple of caged lions at the entrance. The altitude and dry air has made the simplest of task a struggle, which may explain why Mr Roser did not help to carry bags off the coach!

We had a few minutes to drop our bags in our huts before lunch of fish and chips was served and Henry T washed it down with three pints of protein, before we headed out for some team bonding activities. Although the Konka camp staff were enthusiastic, the activities paled into insignificance compared to the outstanding physical education that we receive at Ravens Wood School.

After we were suitably bonded and Mr Freds refocused us with his version of ‘this is your Everest boys’, we had a cracking training session to prepare us for the 1st games of the tour tomorrow against the Leopards Development. 

Dinner was a traditional braai of T-bone steak and chicken, followed by copious amounts of banter from Henry K. Having not slept for 48hours, most of the boys retired to their beds after dinner but the lack of wifi will mean they will really will go to bed. 


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