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Travel Blogs from Durban
... to get out before
the smoke got into our eyes.
the Zulu culture, marriage is for life. The man has to save money to
buy seven to eleven cattle, and offer it as a dowry for the bride. A
man can get another wife only if the first wife is barren. In the
Zulu village, everyday, the men and women create beautiful craft
work. Traditionally the bead-work was created to convey messages in
their design and the use of colors. The colors and their meaning
... A first glance it's a balmy, tropical paradise, carpeted with sugar cane. However, look a little closer out of your window and you're surprised by what you see. We only had a short bus journey but the inequality was evident. We pulled in at our hotel and it was breathtaking. It is quintessentially African, if there is such a thing, and decorated in earthen colours, wood ...
... Hair-dressers, mostly women, sat on short stools with large photo albums displaying the various ways they could braid and style your hair! Interestingly, people in this profession seemed to stick together - we sometimes found a dozen or so of them seated in a line on the sidewalk.
As we approached what is referred to as the Indian area, sights, sounds and scents of the Indian subcontinent were more evident. In Grey Street and nearby small ...
... with a barbeque at Jills house. The only difference is all the children are grown up now. Charlie and Ingrid and their daughter Hayley and husband came as well as the Mahons, Sam and her husband Shaun and their 2 children. I was struck once again how much of the talk revolved around muggings, murders, robberies..... I think I have been away from this so long that I dont enjoy it whilst those that live this way are so used to it!!
... putting on my finger –
whoopsies ! Guess the old school dont joke about such things.
it was a wonderful view of the city even though we missed the
magnificence of a good storm. And a beautiful moment when 12 hours
later we were standing together on Nina as we motored out of the
harbour, we waved up at the restaurant retrospectively at ourselves