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... for 50 pounds a night on bookings.com. The usual rate was 250 pound a night. The best hotel I have ever stayed in.
After a well needed shower I wandered off to Nelson Mandela square, and into the shopping plaza.
Getting totally lost and unable to find the exit I continued into Woolworths, the equivalent to David Jones in South Africa. Strolling around the perfume/makeup section a young lady named ...
... if she did allow me to board I
could get to South Africa and they might just immediately send me back anyway. I
was shocked….I felt almost like crying, quite devastated. I went from the
highest high to the lowest low in about 2.8 seconds. I was so looking forward
to this trip and had a considerable investment in making it, both emotionally
and financially. The nice women at the airline gave me the address to the
passport office in DC and said to go there ...
... higher, with more barbed wire, but other than that, life here is the same. It has been nice to catch up on a little sleep and just relax.
And now the sun is out, it's time for one more cuppa, before I head to Uganda. It's quite a journey -i'm flying Ethiopian Airlines via Ethiopa. Nearly 8 hours of flying! I just hope there is someone to meet me at the airport in ...
This really was a flying visit of just a few days and it's amazing how much visiting can be done in such a short period of time - from lunch to dinner, tea to beer and everything between and beyond :-) I even managed a fascinating visit to a couple of galleries with my artist aunt where I got to see a painting and later an outdoor wall mural by Cecil Scotness, an artist new to me but who I would ...
... i have no bars! This is deep bush too so if run out i am server trouble! I pretty much make it by the skin of my teeth with allot of coasting and luck!
Off to Port Elizabeth airport! Its about 2hours but with road works its more like 3. Its a nice enough road and all goes well.
Short flight to Johannaghsberg only 2 hours but of course i get the screaming kid behind me! So bad i turned round and gave ...