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... as it only reached 20C. Everything is relative and for local people they feel the cold.
September is also "strike month" so the petrol pump attendants are on strike which means that they hide away from the pumps in their casual clothes and when you draw up to the pump they rush out, fill your car up, take payment and disappear again.
Still this is a great place to live and enjoy life.
... next to a nice older Dutch lady on the way to Amsterdam. Her son was a dentist in Denver and daughter was a physician in Amsterdam. While I'm usually not a fan of light airplane conversation, it was fun to talk with her. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport was also a lot of fun. I had about four hours there so there was time to walk around the Rijksmuseum annex, "meditation center," ...
... baboon enclosure!
That concluded my very busy weekend. I have been assured by my faithful security guard that I have seen every sight of Pretoria in a single weekend. Oh well, that means I have every other weekend to go beyond the borders of Tshwane Municipality to explore the other delights of Gauteng Province and even further in the depths of South Africa.
Stay tuned for all the merry activities that will take place leading up to Christmas!
... along the shoulders of highways, as cars speed past them, not noticing or caring that at any moment something could go terribly wrong. Bikers and pedestrians have absolutely no right of way and the mightier the truck the more they swing their weight around, terrifying passengers and pedestrians alike. Roadwork plans tend to be a bit scrambled and you may find a sleeping policeman in the middle of a highway, which, if hit ...
... all these snakes was enough to give me goose bumps and send shivers down my spine.
Further along we stopped to admire the interesting looking Galapagos Land Iguanas, crocodiles, various fish and other amphibians and the patchy coloured Gila Monster. We then came across an interesting sight – alligators sharing an enclosure with terrapins. I was surprised to see that the ...