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Back on our own again; our parents flew back home today while we stopped for a day in Johannesburg.  In the airport, we looked like a pair of rag-a-muffins in our dusty, grimy clothes. Our hotel sent a 740i BMW to pick us up, which made us look even shabbier. The hotel manager hurriedly showed us our room to get us out of sight. It seemed we couldn't be much farther away from the Masai village we saw only two days ago. We couldn't help thinking of the Masai who lived in dung-walled huts next to luxury tourist camps. A famous African quote says, "The Masai only care about cattle, water, and women -- in that order." They're certainly tough, since a boy's passage into manhood involves a circumcision without amnesia. Youch!
 A little far from home...