We made it!! After several long flights and struggling to catch some sleep on the airplanes, we are here. The majority of our group took the flight from RDU to London on Sunday/Monday and were able to spend a few hours going through the beautiful city. The girls ate at a cute French bakery, but the guys thought it was too girly and went elsewhere. They missed out! We saw Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. We cut our time short in the city, though, and headed back on the Underground to the airport because we were so tired and exhausted from being up for so many hours.
Our flight left London around 8:30 pm Monday night and arrived in Cape Town at 8:30 this morning (Tuesday). Most of us were able to get more rest on this flight and felt much better when we arrived than when we boarded the plane. We took a bus to our hotel and got settled in and showered.
After settling in and eating lunch, just about everyone walked around the Waterfront and saw part of Cape Town. It is absolutely beautiful! Also, the weather today is so gorgeous–sunny with a little breeze. We had our introductory session about the program from 3:00-4:45 pm where we learned more about the itinerary and discussed our own strengths and weaknesses regarding our leadership styles. Tomorrow we will do the Cape Town Challenge which is sort of a scavenger hunt where we learn from people all around Cape Town. It should be lots of fun!
Tonight some of the girls made reservations at a restaurant at the Waterfront for our group to bond and get to know each other better outside of the classroom. We should have a fun and valuable learning experiencing these next two weeks!
The Waterfront at Cape Town