Smiling BIG though.
Too many positives to even glance at the negatives.
I have arrived safely.
I was greeted by smiling friendly South African police officers that got me safely to my hotel, allowed me time to check-in and refresh and then took me to the mall to buy some clothes (as I have been in this outfit for two days and I did not pack a change of clothing in my carry-on). For future travel I will start packing at least two days worth of outfits in my carry on. I can safely say in all my years of traveling around the world this is the first time (as far as I can remember) that my luggage did not at least join me at my destination within 24 hours of my arrival.
I have past the 24 hour arrival mark. I am praying my airline will soon rectify my missing luggage issue.
Until then, I am off to the lobby to greet friends and delegates as they arrive at the hotel.
Safe travels to those still on their way.