Travel Blogs from Rosebank
... anyway, we made it safe to Newtown via a very impressive downtown busy hectic marketday Jo'burg. Then by contrast we took the Red openair touristbus with commentory on the headphones provided, it was a great way to get your bearings and it goes via all the sites in and outside the CBD.
With a private cab we visited Pamela the lovely lady and AVI volunteer who I'd been Skypen with from Australia and her partner Joel from ...
After saying our goodbyes and checking through passport control we went to wait a short while in the lounge until our flight. A few minutes later we checked the flight status board and our flight has been heavily delayed!
We were scheduled to have a 4 hour wait in Ethiopia before flying to Bangkok but our flight is now 5 hours delayed. And with one flight every 24 hours from Ethiopia, and only 16 hours overnight ...
... noon. Chelsea and I shared a cab for a short while, she was heading to another hotel and I to the airport. Hollywood couldn't have scripted a better plot. Just as we were getting in our cab, a Tanzanian CACHA staff member drove by. We hadn't been able to see our beloved Sunday (his real name) last night and it was great to give him a final hug and say goodbye. He promised to say farewell to a few others on our behalf. Chelsea and I fostered ...
... I applied for that job first I was afraid cause Johannesburg is known as one of the (or even the) most dangerous cities in the world. That was quite a strange feeling for me. Nothing happened to me, but EVERYONE you know or talk to has his own story about murder, robbery, rape, theft and so on. And it is not a "I know someone who knows someone....story". All houses are behind big fences, you have an "alarm button" and you hear alarm ...
... of the houses are the equivalent of a compound, enclosed within 6' - 8' high fences or concrete walls, most of these with some kind of sharpies on top, and in some cases razor wire. My host has banded together with some neighbors to hire their own night watchman. And there was another just up the street. I met a number of locals from a number of cultures and all were friendly. Everybody ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking