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... and the few advances in educating the population.
Checked in around 6 and then out to dinner with Brad and Glen, who ordered snails, big steak with all the extras chips, white wine, red wine - he wanted to settle in as he loves his food, especially dinner. I said to him that I wanted to be in bed at 2200 and he looked very disappointed. Brad had chicken noodle soup (Rob had a touch of diarrhoea and stayed in bed) and I had salad and grilled calamari and was in bed at ...
... I can't imagine how he's feeling at the moment, and believe me when I say that being on the opposite side of the world is breaking my heart.
I'm heading to Kruger on Monday for the rest of the week - I'm sure there'll be some more stories when I get back! Look after yourselves (and call your grandparents). Talk soon x
PS - the title of this entry is Afrikaans for "we're going to have a ******* good barbeque" or "we're going to ******* fry you" (according to google translate)
... to look at their wares.
Amy (still weird to say) asked us to think about the pricing and whether or not these people are making a profit, if they are; how much? What do these things cost? Are the vendors the one's making money?
While I'm assuming that the basest principles of capitalism hold true, even here, where if they weren't making a profit they wouldn't be here. For items like the spices I bought and ...
... this little guy with the runny nose! That made the surprise for me, for I've never witnessed that side of her before, and it was quite touching, to say the least!
After our goodbyes and getting back in the van, we quickly realized our lack-lustre driver was not going to entertain us with any other interesting side trips, so we asked him to simply drop us off at the airport where we will wait out the rest of our day. We didn't tip him too generously, so we had ...
... morning when I border the flight to Joburg at Addis International. The airport was chaotic and it was an unusual experience as the airport tried to board our flight and one to Lagos through the same gate. This just lead to long delays and extraordinary chaos.
I arrived in Joburg feeling completely unwell and went straight to my guesthouse in the suburbs. Run by a very friendly black family it was self catering and a great place to stay. The local shopping ...