Following my life and work at the Cheetah Conservation Fund

Hello Joburg!

So finally after two days of delays due to the storm we had in the southeast Thursday night, I have finally arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa (often times called “Joburg”). Although I just landed from a 15 hour plane ride, I still have a 12 hour wait here in OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg Airport). I’ve found the place I’ll be spending the night (it’s 6:00 pm here and 12:00 pm back at home)… it’s an “Aircraft Viewing Platform” of the international departures and it’s out of the way of the rest of the airport. A bit of advice…. if you ever have to spend the night in an airport, take some time wandering around to find the best spot. You want to be in a place where there won’t be much people traffic, so as to avoid giving anyone the temptation to steal from you while you are sleeping (it most definitely happens!), but you don’t want to be too excluded either because that is just setting yourself up for a bad situation. Best to have at least a couple other passengers around as well. Anyways, after my 12 hour wait here I have a flight from Joburg to Windhoek, Namibia where I will be picked up by the CCF. I don’t know if I’ll have internet access, but if I do I will make sure to post another update. Until then…..



3 responses

  1. Love the pics on Face Book. Keep ’em coming!

    June 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

  2. Kellie Adkins

    Great photos, Eli!
    I’m super proud that you are working vivaciously to make your dream with cheetahs happen! I also miss you immensely!
    Also, you should sketch some of the cats! I know you have the ability to. ;]

    June 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    • ehwalker91

      Haha…. I don’t know, maybe so. I doubt they would be still for long enough for me to actually get something done though

      June 9, 2011 at 4:45 am

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