A few of you have inquired as to whether or not I am actually doing any *work* while here in South Africa. Unfortunately, I am, every Monday through Friday. Because of the sensitive nature of my work and projects, I can't really blog about what I am doing; hopefully I'll be able to give a generic overview once I am back in the United States, but I can tell you that I work in both Pretoria and Johannesburg, 50km apart, and travel every other day to each office. I've met some very interesting and dedicated people from both governments, and am certainly getting exposed to how my agency works overseas, as well as getting to interact with the national government here.
So, with that out of the way, it's back to traveling...heading to the airport now for a quick 1 hour flight to Durban, on the Indian Ocean coast. Lots of blog posts in the work, so I'll be back with you sometime next week. Cheers!