Garden Court Milpark
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... Yet, as bad as things are getting, and they are bad, though one would hardly get that impression from reading the Western Press – that’s not part of agreed upon script, life is still materially far better here than in other African countries. South Africa is still a “western” country, though probably not for much longer. So to see slides of church members living in the kind of difficulty we see in most of Africa has a similar impact here to that they have ...
... of the flight!! In any case, nothing can dampen our spirits at this point!!
The last few weeks have been crazy, hectic, stressful and pretty emotional!! The move out of our townhouse went without a hitch, and we spent the last 2 weeks in Sydney between our mums’ houses (thank you Vivienne and June!), as well as a very relaxing 3 nights up in the Gold Coast with my dad and Val, and a night in the city with Emma and Glen (how good were ...
... Almost all the hostels cost between $10-14 per night, some including breakfast and transport from the airport/bus station.
It took a little adjustment to get used to the hostel life again after the previous 10 days of travel and having been almost 7 years since I last backpacked through South American and Europe. The biggest was leaving my stuff in a room that didn't have lockers. Another was finding my way around the kitchens and ...
... myself to drink as much as possible but even so feeling fuzzy and even the shade is no cooler. Today I had a shift between 11 and 1 on the game drive entrance in full sun and even though I had applied factor 50 just before I started still got sunburn on my shoulder that was facing the sun, not fun, but the animals seem to cope better than us, but all they have to do is lie around looking cute.
... into supporting projects and sustainable development, and I am hoping this will be the first example of many.
I was immediately impressed with our guides – they were young, funny and very knowledgeable about the history of the area. We walked slowly through the streets and I was engulfed by the cultural diversity, the greeting of people and the laughter of small children running around us. We eventually came to an area where back ...
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