Author Archives: Mark Mravic

To the Rescue (cont.)

The drive down the Cape and back proved to be one of the highlights of our three weeks in South Africa. The landscape and scenery were dramatic. Bechtel compares it to Cloud City only because, despite two visits to Bloemfontein, … Continue reading

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To the Rescue

You’ll recall that Peter King had to borrow my laptop for a few days early on in the tournament, after his, a Mac as well, blew up, and that halted any forward blogging momentum I’d generated. It was pretty much … Continue reading

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Escape from Johannesburg

Yesterday we blew out of Joburg finally for the long drive out toward Nelspruit, where we’ll see New Zealand play Italy. We rolled  along a nice superhighway across the highveld with a perpetual haze in the air. Everything in South … Continue reading

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Like a Dung Beetle, Randmarks Rolls Back to Life

OK, so we’ve been a little lax on the blogging front. Turns out it’s work! I also had to lend my laptop to Peter King for the England-U.S. game and didn’t retrieve it until Sunday night, after Serbia-Ghana. Monday was … Continue reading

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Joy to the World

I’ve been to plenty of big sporting events, from NBA Finals to World Series clinchers and numerous World Cup games, but I don’t think any of them could match the opener in Soccer City today for sheer joy, or for … Continue reading

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Do you hear those little guys popping? Pop pop pop!

The District 9 echoes were just too damned weird not to take note. BTW, I can’t help but talk in a Wikus van der Merwe accent here. I don’t think the local South Africans appreciate it.

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First thoughts

Johannesburg is the other side of the world, in so many ways. You notice immediately when you slide into your rental car, on the wrong side of the car, and drive on the wrong side of the road, shifting with … Continue reading

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