On Friday, we flew from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa. All of our luggage arrived with us! Our tour guide met us at the airport and we left by bus to our hotel. The hotel, The Maslow, was very nice and modern. We ate in the hotel that night—we had wine, prawns, and steak for about $40. The next day, Saturday, we toured Soweto which was quite shocking—the poverty and living conditions there are unlike any I've even seen. We visited the Apartheid Museum and the Nelson Mandela Museum. We also toured Nelson Mandela's home. Winnie Mandela still lives in Soweto apparently. After the museums, we stopped at a mall for lunch. The mall was located directly across the street from shacks (with no electricity or running water) that people live in—the contrast was startling. The government here gives the people free housing if they qualify, however, these are not "houses" most people in America would want to live in. I found the contrast between the rich and the poor most upsetting. I think the poor and homeless in our country are rich compared to the ones here.