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Travel Blogs from Durban
This week I made the trip from Pretoria to Durban by car - it is well worth taking the drive once each way. It is over 600 km and takes about 6.5 hours - driving up and down and through a long winding toll road (N3) for over 550 km is spectacular. There are some amazing hills and the highlight is reaching 1690 m above sea level at Van Reenens Pass …
Flying into Johannesburg, we immediately got into our rental car and drove down to Durban, South African's vacation destination during the summer.
The weather is very similar to LA and the culture here is very surfer-centric, meaning I felt right at home. Growing up in Santa Monica, I've missed this kind of atmosphere and culture, and …
It was sad leaving Mauritius, lovely people, environment and food, but not cheap.
On the plane to Durban, I was seated next to South African lady who possessed an air of confidence, very friendly. She was telling me she owned mines in both South Africa and WA. She reminded me of a Gina Rinehart in the making. Forgot to ask if she intended …
What am amazing day! First we went to a little per-primary on the way to our rural schools. The kids were very cute and wanted to pose for photos. Love the race track! After this we arrived at a very poor school grade 1-9. These kids have nothing but an incredible amount of hope! I videoed a talk that the teacher was giving his students. It was very inspiring. The teachers sang for us. Man these guys can sing! Pictures probably tell the story better than any ...
... of the week, I arrived in Durban on Friday night and the embassy was closed over the weekend and I only wanted to spend a day or two in Durban.
I was thinking in three directions:
- Try to go to Mozambique w/ the English girls and get a visa at the border (maybe?)
- Go to Lesotho with Lucas
- Head down the South African Coast using public transportation or Baz Bus