First of all, I have to say that at home I never go to McDonalds. It's not the most appetizing, but in South Africa the ingredients seem fresher and yummier all around and it represents a part of American culture that is comforting for some reason. So you'll understand the excitement when just a few days ago a McDonalds opened up not too far from home.
And get this . . . it's 24HOURS! In this part of SA, nothing is open past ten at the latest and to have somewhere to go at night [even if it is Micky Ds] is freakin' exciting!
It's hilarious to see the excitement among my fellow Americans. Most of us have made a point to go the last 48hrs, though the lines have been horrendous. Last night my friends Keri, Haley, and I went for late night snacks and ran into almost half of our American friends. We're pretty cool.