My World Cup memories
I received an e-mail last weekend that mirrored a couple of tweets that have come my way over the last few days. The people who sent them all wanted to know what I will remember most about my trip around South Africa.
Seeing as the BBC bus is in the final week of its 5,000-mile journey, I thought this was a good time to answer that particular question.
When we set out on our journey, the plan was to provide a cultural and historical context to the football and see how the country - and indeed the whole continent - is being affected by the World Cup.
It would be impossible to boil down my experiences to only one abiding memory, so I have decided to outline six things that will always stick with me.
All of us on the bus have made some lifelong friends but I'm talking about the people who are genuinely doing all they can to make a difference.
Miriam, from the Zenzele orphanage in Finetown, is top of that list. Her determination to improve the lot of 60 kids with the HIV virus when she herself is struggling with Aids is inspirational.
In Cullinan, we stumbled upon Moira, a 24-year-old who has trained a marching band that will play at the World Cup's closing ceremony on Sunday. The band members freely admit that without Moira's help they would be struggling with drink, drugs and teenage pregnancy, just like huge numbers of the young people that live in their township.
Deon, the Afrikaner farmer, was about as manly as it is possible to be, while Georghina's story from Nelspruit was a bit of a heartbreaker. She lives just 500 yards from the new stadium but isn't sure if she'll be able to provide for her family once the World Cup leaves town.
I love a good mountain and the one in Cape Town kicked our trip off in style. But travelling around South Africa, you soon realise Table Mountain has plenty of rivals.
It is not just mountains that caught my eye either. The Big Hole in Kimberley was a winner while Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, was mind-blowingly beautiful. The fact that a swim south will take you all the way to Antarctica makes it all the more significant.
Then there was our trip to Rorke's Drift. As a student of history, I was fascinated by the 'real' story of what happened and the 96 'inaccuracies' in the film Zulu.
Whatever the rights and wrongs of colonial imperialism, standing on the spot where thousands of men (both British and Zulu) lost their lives at Isandlwana, churns the stomach and tingles the spine at the same time.
The weight of history
Wherever you go in South Africa, the history both disturbs and inspires. The struggle against Apartheid is well documented but our visit to Soweto and the interview we conducted with Lukhanyo Calata, whose father was one of the murdered Cradock Four, will live long in the memory.
The country is not proud of its complicated past but democracy is only 16-years-old in South Africa and there is still a lot to learn.
We have managed to see two of the 'Big Five' of this trip. Rhinos and elephants but no lions, leopards or buffalo, who must have been hiding in the bushes.
Being stalked by a five-tonne miffed elephant in Pilanesberg National Park was a little unnerving but thankfully he decided to have a swipe at Argentina fans in a Volvo rather than our little people carrier.
Top prize goes to the bird that decided to swallow a fish whole while we were parked by a river. It was like watching a human trying to nail a water melon in one go!
As for the feathered creature that flew through our bus window at a combined speed 100mph. His/her body has still not been found.
After an almost forgettable start (I draw your attention to goalless draw between France and Uruguay) and a wobble in the middle (when Brazil and Portugal also played out a 0-0 draw), the football on offer has been great to watch.
England were garbage, the empty seats have been frustrating for the locals and embarrassing for Fifa but the Ghana against Uruguay game will go down as one of THE World Cup moments.
The way the whole of Africa got behind the Black Stars was wonderful and the incident involving 'volleyball legend' Luis Suarez produced perhaps the most significant 'last kick of the game' in the history of football.
That penalty could have sealed a man's legacy, a country's destiny and a continent's history but sadly Asamoah Gyan hit the bar and Ghana went out on penalties.
Food glorious food
South Africa offers a plethora of culinary delights but our staple diet on the bus has been sandwiches. The team favourite is a combination of cheese, ham, mayonnaise and salt & vinegar crisps.
We found a chocolate bar called 'Nosh' that was a bit like a 'Topic' with the volume turned up. I also discovered how good carrots taste when you haven't eaten vegetables for a fortnight.
Worst meal of the trip goes to the one cameraman Stephen Pook devoured and then promptly brought back up. Disturbingly tasteless 'Ghost Pops' and a 'Turkish Delight' were washed down with a gruesome banana milkshake called 'Crazy Dog'.
Feel free to jot down your own memories of the World Cup and don't forget you can follow the rest of the trip on twitter @danwalkerbbc