Gaborone Sun Hotel
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It's been ages since our last blog entry but that does give an indication of what has happened over the last few months - not much really! The weather over Pretoria's 'summer' just wasn't worth mentioning. It was grey and wet most days with a little sun but we will not be returning to the UK in May with the fantastic tans we were hoping for. Still …
This morning we were picked up at 7.15 by Kedi who works for Hope Worldwide. We went with her to a village called Mmakanke which is to the north of Gaborone. The journey there was interesting on a sandy and very bumpy road, and only in a matter of minutes after leaving our lodge the main road was full of donkeys. Once we had arrived the women of the village were starting their weekly meeting for ...
Tutoring this morning went as well as it was going to go when I was presented with a teenager who needed help with her Agriculture work. Of course I am from a farming background myself so I know all about crop rotation, tools and fertilisers - not! Luckily I had use of a text book and managed to learn all about agricultural practices myself, it's a win win situation! For lunch we tried phaphata, a type of bread - a bit ...
... day of their independence that the currency as well as the country slogan became "pula" which is Setswana for "rain." Most of the above history lesson was included in our visit to the monument. It is the equivalent of a national park and had a very helpful guide. After breaking for lunch we made our way to the Botswana National Museum. There were two art exhibits dedicated to the Presidents' Day art contest (finally ...
... Jackals together. For me this was an unusual site, as I have only seen jackals on their own and not in packs.
Back on the main road, we drove very slowly, as the rest of the team were spotting many birds in the sickle bushes. In front of us there was a Lilac Breasted Roller with something in its mouth- through our binoculars we saw that it was a scorpion. It was trying to kill it by hitting it on the ground. Finally it killed it and ...
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