South Africa 2

By | 2013/03/29

Some potentially useful or interesting information:

  • about $60 / GB prepaid GSM data.
  • most of South Africa is unwired and either poorly or entirely disconnected from the internet.
    • Even in cities, hitting a webpage full of flash or images can kill your page load speed to the point of timing it out. e.g., I had to retry loading this blog to post this meagre entry.
  • point A to point B is invariably much further than you think. I’ve driven ~2650kms. Many over unpaved roads – some you probably wouldn’t consider a “road” at all.

Still too burnt to post anything substantial, but processing the past three weeks. It’s been an incredible experience.