Courtyard Hotel Eastgate
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A wonderful and varied holiday in a country that I still have great affection for. It has been interesting to see how much positive change has occurred since I last visited. On the plus side, there seems to be much more racial integration, a higher standard of living for many people and more people in jobs, even though many of these jobs seem somewhat unnecessary. On the negative side, crime and corruption are still major issues and, as a white person, it feels to me ...
... South African society is one that he feels keenly. I feel that this type of latent racist belief is relatively common amongst white South Africans, particularly Afrikaners, of lower socio-economic status as this group was the one most benefited by the policies of the Apartheid government. The loss of this position causes a resentment to a black majority government and society where they no longer feel protected or that they participate in the system. He told me about how ...
... I was a little shocked by that but this is Africa. The rock wall was about 20 meters tall and had a few trees and branches in the way. It was real rock climbing, no plastic handles or whatever. Rock climbing isn't my strength and I didn't expect to make it to the top. Once half way, having a rock break and crumble in my hand did little to spur my expectations. The thing about having no OHS, is that I find I have less faith in all the equipment and people because it hasn't been ...
... have foreseen. I have been to poor places around the world before, including in the United States, but never before was the contrast between the "haves" and the "haves not" so pronounced. As our car service drove us from the airport to our hotel, we passed through a wide range of neighborhoods, some poorer and rougher than others. Most buildings were poorly constructed, dirty, and run down, there was trash and debris in the yards, metal bars on windows and ...
... guy didn’t run properly on his take off!). By my turn, I was told the wind was now at the perfect conditions, and my “pilot” Jacques with his lively nature and sense of humour, harnessed me all up, gave me a few basic instructions, and before I knew it we were standing on the take off mat getting ready to run!! I really did not feel nervous at all. Once the parachute was up and I was told to get ready, I struggled a little trying to gain a bit of momentum to launch into ...