It was dumb luck that I signed up for Afar's Johannesburg, South Africa Experience last fall. I was expecting just a glorified tour, but what I got was an experience I'd never had before in past travels. I got to meet the people! All kinds of people with all kinds of experiences to share, from the Jo-burg college students who traveled with us every day to a member of the Supreme Court who shared his knowledge and experience - and every one in between. The school boys in this picture represent, to me, the spirit of all of the South Africans I met - gracious, welcoming, and always at the ready with some of the most glorious smiles I've ever seen.