#23. Nothing to do in Joburg besides … wish I was Jamaican (or as it is now known, “the sprint capital of the world”). It’s that speed, those colours of the flag, those golden shoes, that accent, that music and that island style. It’s Usain Bolt and his teammates.
The Jamaican track team have run off with more than just Olympic glory.
And from that place with its sad history of colonialism, slavery and violent crime — the UN reports that Jamaica has one of the highest murder rates in the world “usually ranking third after Colombia and South Africa” (You can’t say we are not good at anything) has come a winning team . Maybe it’s the official motto of Jamaica that has something to do with it: “Out of many, one people”.