Friday, May 28
It is football friday in South Africa. Each and every friday South Africans are encouraged to 'dress down' for work by wearing the Bafana Bafana's colours into the office as a show of national unity.
Seems like every second South African now owns a national team shirt.
The locals are extra happy today after South Africa continued its impressive World Cup build up with another victory last night; this time a 2-1 win over Columbia in front of 90,000 at an (as ever) noisy Soccer City. Bafana Bafana are growing in confidence despite the best efforts of the nation's media to knock them down.
Brazil became the second team to arrive in South Africa on thursday. I think the Samba boys are going to find Joburg a bit chilly with temperatures dropping close to zero some evenings.
Bjorn is giving a presentation to the PSL today as way of thanks for their help since we arrived in South Africa. The biking Viking is about to give an hour long interactive show chronicling his 11-month journey from Norway to South Africa.
Friday, May 21
Joburg, South Africa
Kjetil has done what others have failed to do and organized a big press event at the PSL headquarters in Joburg.
CNN, Norway’s N2 and a number of leading South African press people are present as Bjorn cycles in to the PSL to cheers and waves.
The CNN bureau chief, Kim Norgaard, loves the story and promises it will feature on the evening’s international edition of CNN. N2 also promise a long piece on their national evening news.
After being treated to dinner by Kjetil in one of Joburg’s most famous skyline restaurants – a place reminiscent of New York’s ‘Sex and the City’ – we return home to spot Bjorn on CNN.
It is a very big moment for the project and, hopefully, the first of many international news reports to come.