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... out on the special small rims, made by Guy and Rodney Weguelin, to allow the car to fit in the container with the roof rack still attached and refit the wheels and tyres. A nice warm job in the sun. So time to go, not so fast says the shipping agent. We must wait here for the clearance paper which can only be obtained when the customs guys have returned to their office, stamped the carnet and sent it to the shipping company to check and prepare a release from the wharf document. How ...
... and tonight we visited Gianni's Italian. We drove past mansions and Art Deco style apartment blocks before arriving and being rendered speechless by the location we found ourselves in. Our table was literally metres from the waves, with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Dinner was pretty good too - calamari to start followed by steak and chips. This has definitely been a day of haves and have nots - which pretty much encapsulates the South Africa I see around me. Tomorrow - Tala game ...
Monday, 18 March 2013
One of the most exciting things about travel is the thrill of returning to the place you call home! Though always a regular visitor and even employed in the Province of the KwaZulu-Natal for the 2 years leading up to the 2010 FIFA World, my "hometown" lost its meaning and significance to me as soon as I left Durban in 1988. From the age of eight or nine when my Aunt Vivienne mailed that picture to us taken in St Peter's Square in front ...
We have spent the last week relaxing with family, travelling the long road from Grahamstown to Durban and most of all, being rained on.
After chilling in Good Old Grahamstown at Casa del Alfers and re-aquanting ourselves with the Rat and Parrot, we headed off with the rest of the Alfers family (and one McLaren – Hayley's mum) on a drive up to Durban. True to Alfers fashion we kept off the well travelled roads ...
... driving solo at night is not safe? Not that I have had a bad personal experience, however I have heard enough first hand stories not to risk it. Well its makes living with Colin a closer experience!
Durban is a bubble. Its nice to give Colin the kick to get out or here . Strange to help pack up a rigging workshow when packing up my own crafty beading sequin mess did not happen so thouroughtly – a seccond time over lesson? I better do it properly this time