Amybeth Hale – Research Goddess

24 Hours To Mamelodi
November 19, 2008, 5:00 am
Filed under: GOMamelodi08

Well, I’m down to 24 hours before I leave for South Africa! I’m obviously excited about this trip, and I am looking forward to whatever experiences may come my way while there. My intent is to make some blog entries here while I’m in South Africa. This depends, of course, on internet access but at the very least I will write about my experiences when I return and will be sure to post. We have been instructed that communication will be limited while we’re over there, so just keep in mind that no news is good news 🙂 I am bringing both my FlipCam and my digital camera to capture as much of the trip as possible. Stay tuned!

Just in case you would like the information, here is my travel itinerary for getting there and getting back. I certainly appreciate all prayers, happy thoughts, and well wishes as travel is around 18 hours each way!:
  • Thursday, November 20th: departing Dayton, OH on United 7977Q at 10:10am (local time), arriving in Washington, DC (IAD) at 11:36am (local time)
  • Thursday, November 20th: departing Washington, DC (IAD) on South African 208V at 5:40pm (local time), arriving in Johannesburg, South Africa at 4:05pm on 11/21 (local time)
  • Friday, November 28th: departing Johannesburg, South Africa on South African 207V at 6:05pm (local time), arriving in Washington, DC (IAD) at 6:00am on 11/29 (local time)
  • Saturday, November 29th: departing Washington, DC (IAD) on United 7991Q at 12:28pm (local time), arriving in Dayton, OH at 2:03pm (local time)
The Go Mamelodi team will be keeping a video blog of our trip, and they have already uploaded some videos from the first group which is already over there. You can keep up with our projects there as well by going to Here is one of the videos from the first group (you may recall that Jennifer McClure is part of that group!)

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good luck on this trip, amybeth. i look forward to videos or recaps of your trip when you return! (and poooo, the twitterverse is going to be a little quiet while you’re away!)

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