Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 12: Lillysleaf

Tuesday, Cammy, Allie, and I went to Lillysleaf Museum.  Lillysleaf is the former secret headquarters to the ACN during Apartheid, including Nelson Mandela.  It was at this very farm that the leading members of the ACN were captured and arrested, sentenced to varying terms.

It was easily the coolest museum I've ever been to, filled with technology I haven't seen in the states.  The conference/dining room had a table in it which was basically touch screen and fully interactive.  The museum also featured one of the original safari trucks in which the ACN smuggled guns and weapons into South Africa.

After that, we came home and went to the Italian Club to watch South Africa beat France (AWESOME).  The place was filled with South Africans and everyone was pulling for Bafana Bafana.  They won, but sadly were unable to move to the knockout stage. 

At this point, we headed to a Portuguese restaurant called Adega.  The food was amazing, and we basically took over the restaurant with our loud American antics.  After that, we went to News Cafe with Wes, Ben, Bill, Cammy, and Colin.  Total gong show that ended with Bill somehow getting behind the bar, and us chanting "When the Yanks Go Marching In" after we closed the place.

All in all, a good day.

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