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I have been in South Africa for over a week now and thought I would put some of my experiences down on paper...or html...for people to read.
It has been a very exciting, sometimes scary and sometimes frustrating journey so far.
I have already had to move apartments as the orignial place was not suitable and in a pretty bad neighbourhood. I have managed to find my bearings in my new home and also around the office where I work in the city.
South Africa is ...
... wieder ohne Wachpersonal oder Auto frei bewegen zu können. Wie wir euch schon in einem der Blogeinträge berichtet haben, ist es in Gauteng doch recht gefährlich.
Each day we think we're nearer to getting the van fixed but each day something else crops up and puts us back by a day. Not from lack of effort, mind. As I write this, chauffeur, fixer, mechanic and all-round top bloke, Neville, is hand-making a gaskett for the new engine for the van. Impressive stuff. However, it means that planning activities to do is practically imposssible, but we've managed to do a few tourist things.
There is a phrase in sports, "A tie is like kissing your sister." That is often true, but in soccer in particular a draw is sometimes very sweet indeed.
The United States drew into a pretty balanced group this World Cup, unlike 2006 in Germany, when we were drawn into "the Group of Death" with the Czechs, Ghana and eventual champions Italy. This time we got England (a solid second-rank ...
... and we walked up from the bottom, a nice walk on the grass and fun for Sophie to run around. We took a few photos of ourselves amidst the gardens, similar to ones I had taken of Suzan and Sophia back in 2007. The Sheraton was across the street, the hotel where we had stayed a few days, and it was nice to be back in a place where I had such fond memories.
At 6:15 we headed out for the Carnivore Restaurant, a good 45 minute drive from Pretoria. By ...