In the middle of all of this excitement about the World Cup, us Gautengers had been anxiously waiting for one more thing...the arrival of the Gautrain.
I cannot express to you how excited we have been, for this train to start running. Especially since when the final phase is finished, I will be using this as my commute to work...oh my word, who EVER thought those words would be coming out of my mouth...so very 'New York' of me.The BF is already using it into Sandton everyday...and for the last year we have been planing and dreaming of meeting at the station for coffee and taking our trips to work together...and its finally happening.So on Sunday, the 13th June, we decided to all take our first trip aboard the train.And she is magnificent! From the stations, to the parking, to the ticketing system...I kept having to remind myself I was in South Africa.
14 minutes later we were in Sandton....unbelievable!
Our first stop...Starbucks! Yes you read that right.....after all these years, Starbucks has landed in South Africa folks!
We spent the rest of the day having lunch, dodging hundreds of camera crews, laughing and hanging with the millions of tourists here for the World Cup.
Seriously, could these days get any better...
Remind me again....which country am I living in?
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