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Headed for the door and Siles was there to
greet us with a sign board and so off we went to his vehicle. Of
course, there were the "extra" helpers that once they touch your
luggage, you owe them something. Still not familiar with new currency
and was told not giving them enough! Got in the car and off we went.
Siles skirted the city and also took the scenic route to get ...
... the long journey back to Turmi. Again when we arrived back the driver bought another huge batch of Chat and retired for the day with some extra beers. I walked around the area and investigated the dry river bed, seeing the rudimentary wells the local Hamar had dug to access the water table, plus enjoying the bird life.
After a dinner that a neighbouring tour had cooked their guests, it was another early bed, this time hoping for more luck locating the bull ...
After a relaxing morning today I went for a tour of Soweto in the afternoon, sure has changed since first time I went there was interesting to see all the changes that had happened ... There are far less tin sheds and new houses have been built to replace them. There ...
... that-wouldn't-happen-in-Oz moment when an african lady stood on some stairs in Mandela Square and started belting out a hymn, crashing along with her fist on her Bible as percussion, and when she'd finished that, shouted a 10-minute 'Jesus loves you' sermon at the top of her very loud voice! I guess we should all admire her boldness! All in all, a fantastic trip (definitely more of a "trip" than ...
... erupted over the government's policy to enforce education in Afrikaans rather than English. Police opened fire and on the first night alone 200 people were killed, with the first being a 12 year old student. In response to the ongoing rioting the apartheid state started providing electricity to more Soweto homes and it became an independent municipality; but there was still massive resistance from government. As government has changed and ...