Flying over the Mother City in a helicopter for the first time will spoil you for any other chopper ride you will ever take in your life. Trust me, it will. Our helicopter company of choice was Nac Makana, and as we lifted from the ground, the tilt of earth readjusted how I saw everything around me. It was stunning. The paring of Western Cape Town's peninsula with Table Mountain make for a seriously auspicious-looking chunk of land.
Steve's note: this was originally posted on Zadi's blog, but I'm re-posting here since it sounds like this is going to be an awesome trip! So jealous I couldn't go!!!!
Right now I’m sitting in the Virgin Atlantic lounge at Heathrow airport - funny that I’ve been to this airport three times but haven’t actually walked the streets of London yet. I have a five hour layover, which on paper seems awful, but this lounge is kick-ass and I think I could live here for a while if prompted. Complimentary drinks, food, wifi, massages, fluffy hairdos and haircuts — can we make it a ten hour layover, please?
[ Via: Zadi's blog ]
Zadi is delivering daily videoblog updates from Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dublin, Ireland. She's over there as part of her participation in the Transatlantic Network 2020 program. She's been learning about the conflict between Catholics and Protestants and is working directly with people form the communities there. She posted a ton of photos to her Flickr account, as well.
Two more video updates embedded after the jump!