LOL...I have to admit that I've been staying at some pretty nice places! But then again, the whole point of this business/personal trip is for me to sell South Africa to the American masses, therefore injecting our tourist dollars into their economy, as well as offering Americans an international bang for our weak US buck. But we've spent a few hours without the benefit of electricity as well, including not having electricity in what I call "white" South Africa. (they have rolling brown-outs too, much like California, which is quite the controversial discussion here in SA) I actually made my last post via electrical generator, as the lodge was without electricity. (apparently they keep the generators running for critical things like communications/computers in the African bush) But regardless of the "Best of South Africa" that I have been shown, my warm and gracious African host has sensed what kind of person I am, and has shown me the "real Africa" as well. I've been in the "townships" as well, and this trip has been somewhat of a life-changing experience. I'll elaborate more when I get home and back to normal.