Courtyard Hotel Eastgate
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... drive closer, we see that she is in labor. There are no sounds coming from her, but we notice she is trying to push as hard as she can to deliver her baby. We watched in amazement and I was saying, "Come on, you can do it, keep pushing" words of encouragement even though I knew she couldn't hear me or understand. We continued watching and finally the baby was born. Mama licked her baby and when she ...
The train back from Mainz was even easier and, thank goodness, had air conditioning because I was starting to melt a bit. By the time I got back to the airport I was feeling a little cooler but no less sticky and travel worn. The one advantage to travelling too much last year with Air Canada is access to the lounge, so I made the out-of-the-way trek to B terminal to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge. It is very nicely done, very much in the MLL style and had amazing shower rooms, ...
... or spurs from a young bush and these were then fashioned by the men into whips. the women were then whipped in front of us, sending them into a frenzy, the older ones queueing for more of this barbaric treatment. Their backs were horribly scarred and bleeding with deep wounds. This would continue for hours, the younger women and pregnant women also received whipping, but with less aggression we were pleased to note.
After a bout of whipping everyone ...
That afternoon was spent drinking tea with Ash in the garden, planning our next few days of travel, playing badminton, shooting netballs and having funny face stickers stuck on me - courtesy of Rosie, Skye and Lea (the children).
Tomorrow we're taking a guided tour of the city.
So 24 hours, three train, three bus, two car and two plane rides later, the trip finally ...
... to go. We had the opportunity to get up close and personal with a few of the animals - I stroked a cheetah, rubbed a warthogs belly, fed a vulture and met Melman the giraffe, something which I definitely couldn't do out in the wild on safari. We headed back to our camp for a Braai - a South African barbecue which apparently are all over the place in South Africa. Was so good but I was full for a good 12 hours - had a t bone steak about the size of my head and we toasted ...