Sunday, July 21, 2013

Back from Durban

For the past week & a half I've been between Dubai and Durban, South Africa, for mid-year meetings. Below are some photos of Durban. It is winter time there, but most of the week felt a lot like Los Angeles in the winter - some breezes but mostly clear skies and temperatures in the mid 70s.
Photo by Patrick Jones - Rhino Sculpture outside of the Durban ICC
Photo by Patrick Jones, overlooking the Durban International Conference Center
Photo by Patrick Jones - Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban
On the evening of our gala dinner, the weather shifted to heavy rain. Our hosts told us that it was a positive sign, that our meetings in Durban were blessed. In local culture, a heavy rain is a blessing. The upbeat and friendly attitudes from our South African hosts made this a memorable meeting.

We also happened to be in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday. I'll have more on that in an upcoming post. I'm very lucky to do what I do, not only to see the world but to experience it through connecting with so many people who are using the Internet in fantastic ways.

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