Cresta Thapama Hotel
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... rank I stretch my stiff legs getting of the taxi scrutinizing the money launderers for a trusty face. With great numeric care I exchange Rands for Botswanan Pulas from a lady robed in white.
With Pulas in our pockets we made our way to the railway station. We amble across the market plain past lines of hawkers retailing cheap, brightly coloured Chinese manufactured merchandise.
Gabs station buildings is not an impressive structure from a bygone era like many ...
... nice birds, lovely to hear the hornbills again and we finally feel we are nearly in the bush Yoohoo ! As usual our cottage is very nice,spotlessly clean and welcoming . Our "trusty steed" continues to be ravenous and is chewing fuel at an alarming rate much to Pete's distress and mine as I see the lolly disappearing leaving very little contingency fund should I " feel a lodge coming on" at ...
... anything so we drove back into Francistown and checked into the Diggers Inn.
The next morning we were up early to extend that ruddy tourist visa that uncooperative woman on the border had given us. The reputation of visa extensions and in particular the Francistown Immigration office had, lead us to leave to queue at 7.00am. When we eventually arrived, there was already a queue down the main street and it looked as if we would be late to meet ...
... for wi-fi areas in order to send this blog. No wi-fi at Woodlands but hopefully Elephant Sands has it.We are now nicely set up at Woodlands stopover which is on the Nata side of Francistown. There is a lovely fire pit in the middle between the three trailers and this evening we are braaiing again.
... presto. My kids love the cream cheeses and they do not need to take up fridge space either.
SUPPERS: As previously emphasized. Pre cooked meals and then frozen are best along with rice, coucous or mash potatoes, pasta. No fuss as you come back off the evening drives. Braais are also a favorite but can take time to get the fire going and you may have very hungry children. We often plan our Braais around drives.
Chicken a la king, curries, ...