Sleek Backpackers and Hostel Lodge
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"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries." - Aldous Huxley
My final 'Hello' from Johannesburg,
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1) Discovering the cave at Halong Bay
2) Merrily floating upside down on my tube in Vang Vieng
3) Standing atop Table Mountain and …
So in my previous entry, I was upset about being completely RIPPED off! I was going to pay $10 to be transferred to the expensive hotel I had already booked. But then, the manager from this backpackers lodge did the NICEST thing ever! He's allowed me to stay here for free as long as I pay $10 to get to the airport tommorrow! So yeah, I lost out on …
... to used books to all sorts of clothes. We dined (ok, we ate lunch) at the food court. We sampled samosa's, smoked turkey (fresh off a leg), haloumi cheese and some traditional South African desserts (turkish delight, nougat, and coconut ice). Ultimately we settled on a tuna sandwich for lunch! None of us was feeling terribly adventurous culinary wise today. After the market we meandered to a Budget rent a car ...
... tequila, food and then off home. Check the pic of the soldier sleeping like a baby in the car and the Dutch guy laughing at him. Good times.
So, with that, we survived Jo’Burg. As I write this we are at Kruger and need to return the car to JoBurg and we’ll stay another night with our friends at Diamond Diggers. I do not look forward to the 6 hour drive punctuated by arrival in a city know for carjacking. Hope you hear from us ...