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... br> said goodbye.
a visit to the chief was in order, but we found out that he had just
left; and so we met his second wife. She was wearing a bright red
head dress with matching red scarf around her shoulders. Her face
was beaming as she invited us inside the round hut where she said she
had just started cooking. There was just one window, and in the
middle of the hut was a cooking pot on a wood stove. Inside, the
smoke filled the whole hut, and all of ...
After a frantic rush to get onto our short haul flight and one hour in the air we finally made it to Durban. We were late landing with Virgin after 40 minutes on the Tarmac at Heathrow and as a result had just an hour in Johannesburg to collect our luggage and get checked in our next flight. Two sick kids and a lost bag later and we were on the coach making our way through ...
... and is easily explored on foot. It is centered around the imposing City Hall and spreads over a few blocks straddling Smith Street and West Street and is an eclectic mix of colonial buildings and modern development. It is also the commercial district where many businesses, malls and restaurants are located and it has the bustle and vibrancy that you expect in a large city. We were particularly struck by the number of hair salons and hair dressers on ...
... in at Musgrave Centre as Jill picked up that I had seen a piece of jewlery at the Carol Boyes shop in Cape Town that I would like another look at. Unfortunately - no Carol Boyes at Musgrave but apparently there is one at La Lucia Mall, so we will see! One place we went to was Ishaka down near the beach - lovely play area for the children, restaurants and of course the never ending curio shops.
In the evening it was like ...
... wonderfully it started. One thing we ordered was
springbok, which is kind of like a deer, such a delicate and tasty
meat, loved it.
loved when the old girl behind us (family birthday to welcome her
septennial) congratulated us on our engagement, guess she overheard
me jokingly asking Colin to marry and handing him the delicate hand
wrought silver ring from Pemba ...