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... the way!). We boarded the Boeing 777 shortly after 18:00, and settled in for what was to be a bumpy start to our flight. Because of the initial turbulence, it seemed like an age before dinner was served. We were both absolutely exhausted, but, of course, refused to sleep in case we missed the food! And it was very good, too:
Appetiser: Barbeque chicken, offered with a potato salad
Main Course: Thai green ...
... to get through the museum and I was rushing at the end mainly due to the freezing cold air conditioning. The first part of the museum was outside, and your ticket designated you as either white or non-white. Based on the designations (I was non-white) you had to go through different entrances; trying to instill what it would be like under apartheid. I think you saw the same things until eventually meeting back up once further ...
... back while they kept up a steady skipping walk through the high golden grass fields - what a work out!! The scenery was impressive with the jaws of the Drakensberg mountains surrounding us and eventually, once Vusi was satisfied that I was in fact experienced enough, we loosened our grip on our mounts and let them have a few gallops through the twisting and turning mountain trails.
As always, my last day in the mountains arrived too soon and to capitalise on the bus' ...
... stories. It was an empowering experience.
To top off our history lesson, we headed to the Apartheid Museum. The Apartheid was a segregation law in South Africa in the 1970's, giving power purely to the white population. Blacks and coloureds were segregation from the white in terms of education, residence and even shopping and dining experiences. It was shocking!!! The was hard to believe that things like the Apartheid existed in our lifetime. At the museum, we also learnt ...
... and that it was beyond time to
head off on this type of adventure or journey.
That was a really long way to say that
… it isn't scary at all!! I have not felt nervous once. I'm sure
my lack of nervousness will get the better of me and I'll have my
stuff stolen or something, but for now I am happy not living in a
state of paranoia or fear. South Africa is a beautiful place with
amazingly wonderful people. Shall I start ...
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