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... souvenirs. We definitely don't mind helping people when we are so very fortunate ourselves but It seems that there is probably much more to the story of what goes on in these slums and where money tourists provide is allocated. Feeling a bit taken we headed through more of SOWETO we drove past Nelson Mandela's home. SOWETO is a poor area even the "nicer" homes made of brick are smaller than garages in North American homes. It was very ...
... Which we were certainly thankful for for the equally windy drive back. The drive was a long one with minimal interest points along the way. That was until we reached one particular service station which over looked a paddock of rhinos... Yes rhinos next to a service station in the middle of South Africa, along with some zebra, buffalo and ostriches. Heavily fenced and inconspicuously yet heavily guarded. Odd but a nice surprise. The drive continued until we finally hit jo'burg. A ...
... personal pride. This was very clear and profound and uplifting.
We got back to the hotel around 7 pm and went out for a group dinner and talked about and
reflected on our day. WOW…. And that was just day one. I could tell our small
group was getting closer as we got to know each better and as we shared this
experience with each other. After dinner I think we all went to bed pretty
early from intense and action packed day.
The first homes we saw in Soweto were quite luxurious, owned by well-to-do blacks. This isn't what I thought Soweto was like. We passed by many relatively substantial brick houses of a basic design. After Apartheid, the government built these for the people who were living in the shanties. These houses mostly lie empty. The people didn't want them. Why move there and pay rent, electricity and water ...
At long last I am finally in Johannesburg! All went well on all legs of my flight. I had a long 5 hour layover at Dulles Airport, but left there on South African Airways right on schedule.
The plane was an Airbus and in economy class there are 8 seats across each row. I was in seat 56D so I was pretty far back. Luckily I have an aisle seat and for the entire flight the two seats to ...