Soccer….Family Style

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June 19, 2010, 7:07 am
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Ellis Park, like most stadiums, isn’t in the greatest neighborhood in Johannesburg, but what we’ve found is that security concerns were greatly overplayed. In reality, big city street sense is all you’ll need: travel in groups, protect your belongings, pay attention to your surroundings.

We did the Park and Walk lot and walked back to our car after dark with a group of about 12. We took our time and stopped to support a local school’s cookout fundraiser and someone’s front yard BBQ. We tried South African sausage and Bunny Chow (basically a bread bowl filled with curried meat and veggies).

I have to think you’re missing out if you do the “completely safe” South Africa. The locals are so happy we are here and they want us to come back. They make a convincing argument to make a return trip.

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How are your kids coping with the vuvuzela? It sounds deafening even on tv!

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