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40 days and 40 nights and no rain

Updated: July 14, 2010, 7:13 AM ET

Posted by Paul Grant

JOHANNESBURG -- I'd never spent 40 consecutive days anywhere other than my home. So after spending more than a month in South Africa -- all in the same hotel room -- I thought it would be fun to count what I went through.

My visit, by the numbers:

7,915 -- direct miles from Hartford, Conn., to Johannesburg

56 -- bus/van trips between my hotel and the International Broadcast Centre, near Soccer City

1,288 -- total ...

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