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... the street. We left about the same time the bus of 20 tourists from Baltimore, Maryland left so Peter asked their driver if it was OK to follow him to their next stop which was the Hector Pieterson Memorial Site and he kindly agreed. Their white South African Tour Guide told us we could listen to her speak. It was the iconic photo of 13- year old Hector Pieterson that went viral in 1976, when he was shot and killed by the ...
Johannesburg has a bad reputation. After the end of apartheid, the crime rate rose dramatically and the city began to be known as the world's crime capital. It's dark personality as an impoverished and lawless place, where walking on the street can entail safety concerns and where mugging and carjacking are real dangers, is often the first thing that come up in conversation with someone who has just visited or is planning a visit. Consequently ...
... class type dwellings of houses made of brick with electricity, sometimes a front lawn and water tanks. Finally there's the posh area where the likes of Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and a few famous local artists have their grand houses.The great thing about being on a bicycle besides the fact that it's safer for the kids running around and doesn't add to the pollution; is that we got right into the heart of Soweto and face to face with the locals who were always ...
At OR Thambo it was FREEZING and rainy! The airport felt like a big ass refregirator. We immediately went on the lookout for Thai air's check-in counters and after walking the lenghth of the airport and back we finally found it. Russell pushed his luck and asked if we could upgrade, but unfortuanely business class was fully booked.So we checked-in, went through imigrations and then headed for the Bidvest lounge once more without ...
... observe”. We exchanged a few more tidbits and he left to continue drinking. That was the second time someone had given me this remark.
Almost everyone began to go to sleep; everyone except the guys that invited me to drink with them and a couple girls. About 3am, they decided to come into the car and be loud and horrible, standing next to one of the girls. And guess where that one girl was sitting? Yep, next to me. I had tried ...
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