Johannesburg, South Africa – 17 January 2010
So long Africa…hello Brazil!
The last weeks in Africa for Why Sport Matters were filled with nostalgia and a bit of adventure. It has been a great 3-month tour of Africa, but we are also excited to be heading to South America – with the first stop in Brazil (see the updated TRAVEL SCHEDULE). John can also take comfort that he will be returning to South Africa in 5 months for World Cup 2010 starting in June.
As is turns out, Zambia was the final country to visit in Africa. On New Year’s Day, Why Sport Matters headed from the capital of Lusaka to Livingstone, where the famous Victoria Falls is located. These majestic waterfalls (see photo) are one of the world’s natural wonders as huge slices in the earth surface allow enormous amounts of water from the Zambezi River to crash down into the gorge. The resulting effect of mist and noise made the locals call the place “Mosi-oa-tunya” – the smoke that thunders. Check out this video with our new friend Chiinga, a local nature guide, who gave us some insight into the area.