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... in Soweto, and housing ranges from a few semi-mansions to the worst of squatter camps.
One memorable stop was at the Hector Pieterson Museum. Hector Pieterson was a 14-year-old boy who was the first person shot during riots in 1976. These were all kids who were marching in protest of having Africaans as the official language in school. The shooting of these 35 kids was one of the turning points that begin the erosion ...
... grills out every night for dinner. We had a wonderful steak and many different side dishes with the other residents at the guesthouse. It was weird because I wasn't quite used to not being in Asia and it was different for me to use a fork but although I was eating with utensils, part of me felt like I was in Asia again! Ode to the time difference!
We all made it to South Africa in one piece and I will write soon again, well one can only hope...I suppose.
... and the Cradle of Humankind which is about an hour outside of Jo'Burg. Passed a lion reserve and magically happened to see 2 lion strolling along the fenceline! They didn't look to be obsessive about it so think it was just freak timing on our behalf rather than them pacing their enclosure. Arrrived at Maropeng just as a solitary cloud started raining so ran for cover. We were told a guided tour started in 15mins so we grabbed a coffee whilst killing time ...
... to have it in our name. Not too thrilled about it but it is the only and best option. Besides the guy is a Land Rover dealer, has plenty of cars, reliable and very helpful. So if one of you ever plan to buy a car in South Africa make sure that you have all the papers needed including a green sticker in your passport. One also has to remember though that we could have been lucky falling on the “right” person, which we didn't. Just make sure to ...
... fine or 3 nights in a cell. I attempted a sly bribe by saying “how can we resolve this situation.” His answer was to let me go on my way for free. The lonely old man probably just wanted someone to talk to.
Following Kay’s departure, I spent a night in the hole that is Johannesburg before venturing out towards Swaziland. On the bus we ...
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- Free parking