Faircity Quatermain Hotel
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... pretty good. Of course breakfast came too soon, with still 2hrs remaining in the flight, but the friendly Irishman beside me and I got chatting as we watched the satellite images go by and made the time pass quickly. My excitement is growing, watching the places we will be visiting pass by far below on the satellite view and especially now as we start our descent into JHB... Can't believe after all the planning and lead up, in an hour or so I will be in the 4x4 and on our way to ...
... a surprisingly confident looking young man of about 17 years, and he took his seating place amongst the men under the Acacia bushes..After several more bouts of bloody whipping the women decided to relax in a different part of the bushes allowing the men to start the boy painting ritual, which required some water and stones. When these were produced they all sat on the floor and started scrapping the stones together for the dyes and started painting each other. This ...
That afternoon was spent drinking tea with Ash in the garden, planning our next few days of travel, playing badminton, shooting netballs and having funny face stickers stuck on me - courtesy of Rosie, Skye and Lea (the children).
Tomorrow we're taking a guided tour of the city.
So 24 hours, three train, three bus, two car and two plane rides later, the trip finally ...
... is unaffordable for the general public here and that I will usually be paying a fraction of that cost (score!!). We exchanged contact information, and I am looking forward to having a "pen pal" in Botswana. I am not, however, looking forward to trying the worms that she said I should try (they are cooked and dried or something like that in order to make them a crunchy snack.)
This flight was supposed to leave at 6:40 this morning, so I left ...
... all we were introduced to the group, 2 females and 2 males. The oldest male is just reaching his teenage years so is not listening to anyone at the moment so is off limits, but the other 3 we could feed, touch and walk with.
After our introductions we went to an area all about their anatomy learning about their teeth which they replace 5 times and grow in from the back, not from underneath ...
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