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... which was my original alarm for 9:15am that would alert by playing the 'Circle of life' from the Lion King... Thankfully at 9:15am I decided to do something on my phone so only half a second of the song played otherwise it would have been utter humiliation!!!! Up to our room to brush our teeth, get all our things for the day etc.. then off to the Neighbourgoods Market with our taxi driver Manja (pretty sure that's what his name was :/) who showed us were Nelson ...
... minutes to work. His office is located in Sandton City, a mis mash of Shopping Malls, luxury hotels, and offices. Eetu's contract ends next August, and he plans to return to Europe as his girlfriend lives in Sweden. I got up at 10:30, after a good 11 hours of sleep. By 12:00 I walked over to the Mall and met up with Eetu for lunch at Nelson Mandela Square. It's an open area with restaurants ...
... 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 ...
... before heading to Hanoi, doing some quick maths, we would miss our flight to Vietnam, and have to spend 24 hours in Ethiopia, not know where to stay if we land there at 1am.
Stress levels were high but as there was nothing we could do, we settled into the lounge for a long wait, taking advantage of the free drinks and food. Eventually we boarded the plane 5 hours late, anxious about what awaited us in Ethiopia.
At 10.30am I left to go to Livingstone airport. I was rather worried about my luggage, I'm flying a budget South African airline - I only came with 13kg, but have acquired quite a lot since then! Not too bad - only 19.5kg (allowed 20kg!) but 3 hand-baggage bags and a giraffe!!! I still got away with it!
It is such a small world - at the airport I met back up with a girl who had been travelling with us from Nairobi to Zanzibar several weeks ago, so ...
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