Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank
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After 24 long hours, I finally landed and cleared customs at Johannesburg's Tambo International Airport. This was my first visit to Africa, 'real' Africa (I have been to North Africa, but as you can imagine, that is very different). I was so excited, more than I have been about a trip in awhile. I have always wanted to visit South Africa, and while …
... change but arrived as scheduled in Johannesburg. Clearing customs was easy and painless although several international flights arrived at the same time. I was met by a representative of the tour agency and quickly made it to the hotel. I could not wait to get in the room and take a shower!! It had been a long day touring Abu Dhabi and an all night flight. I relaxed, went for a short walk around the neighborhood of the hotel and called it a ...
... burg CBD. How different to the compounds and shopping centres in the suburbs!! I didn’t not feel safe at all and would happily have walked around on my own in the day there. Yes we got starred at and comments made but no more than India. My camera was my main worry as it just screams tourist and cash.... however we went to a few local shops where I cannot believe the things they buy and the things that are available to buy.... crushed up trees and bones for medicine, ...
... of 20 mins to clear customs, claim my bag, re check in my bag within the country and find my corresponding gate. Basically....impossible. When I went to claim my bag, there was about 6 drug dogs checking every bag that arrived on my flight. I had forgotten the stereotype that went along with South America. I am not fully sure that any of these dogs would have found anything if it was placed in front of them, but it showed ...
... the 'short walk' funnily enough isnt a short walk after all! Only things bought at the little shop was anything with a funny name or was a strange variation of things back home! A Bounty type bar called Niki, Simba crisps and so on- plus some very un-mentholly cigarettes- which will possibly be saved for emergencies! So lazed in the evening sun by the pool and had a mostly chocolate acompanied by Castle larger, picnic! Made our ...