It’s hitting already how much the rest of the world follows and knows American politics… better than I. This was evident as we saw a billboard with two local S. African news reporters surrounding guess who – Barack Obama!! We also met three men in the first 2-3 days of our trip who were excited about us being from the US simply because our president is (in the words of one man) “from Kenya”. This after going to New Zealand and meeting a colleague who on his holiday set down “in front of the TV with some chips” to watch Super Tuesday. In a good way this reminds me of my responsibility to my country to be a more informed voter – in a bad way it puts me to shame!