Lebo'S Soweto Backpackers
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Day 71-72 SOWETO We arrived late afternoon at the guesthouse were were staying at. Soweto stands for south western township and was where black South Africans were evicted to by authorities way back when. It came more well known during the apartheid and was the home of Nelson Mandela, Rev Desmond Tutu and more. It also has a bit of a bad rep for …
... would seem as he was soon out like a light again using my armrest to support his oversized face. I relaxed in front of Top Gear and the Simpson's and tried to break my long no sleep on public transport record. It didn't work but before I knew it we were over South Africa, starting our descent and I was being told by one of the most attractive women I've ever seen, that I wasn't allowed to use the toilet again. Sadly I could think of nothing ...
... and breathed deep. It was then that it really hit me, I was in Africa! Johannesburg has a has a smell which is a mix between dirt, fire and zoo animal. But through all of this all I could do is smile; there was something about the chaos, the people going about their life's and the smell that just made me happy.
The hostel I'm staying at is called the “Shoestring Airport Lodge”, it is just an old family home which has been set up as a hostel. ...