Idwala Boutique Guest House
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... have to say was nicer than I expected.
It was only 6pm but getting a bit too dark for me especially since I had to walk home so another early night for me of football and reading.
I don't really know what to think of Johannesburg, I don't know if I like it yet, the people are really friendly but there's something missing. I'm going to give it the benefit of doubt especially since tomorrow I'm going on a city tour. ...
Up at 4am!! Countdown is over. No more sleeps!! Flight Canberra to Sydney departed late at 7 am. Time flew in Sydney, was to be 2.5 hours, not sure where that went. Duty free shopping, decided on a pair of sunglasses with leopard print pattern on the arms, another theme emerging here? Rowrrr! Got into Qantas lounge on free pass (expired May), I must have looked desperate! Lovely cup of ...
... were from Mozambique but have been living for many years in South Africa (between Pretoria and Johannesburg). Cecilia invited us for lunch which was so kind of her. We had a chance to meet a couple of friends who came to visit her from Mozambique.
After having lunch we kept driving around Soweto a little bit. Soweto is supposed to be the biggest slum in the world (approx. 5 million people). One of the local guys took us to one of the poorest parts of Soweto (Orlando ...
... the SA version of Macdonalds. And it was good!! More homemade than junk food we were very impressed. A burger and chips set us back £2. Strange for me I couldn't quite finish it even though it was small. One of the perks of jetlag seems to be a reduction is appetite. That will not do me any harm! During lunch we chatted to more of our bus buddies then we were back on the road again.
The landscape started to change dramatically. Weird rocky outcrops started ...
... bucketlist completion we went out to the street where I finally got my street haircut and beard shaved. Sidd and Alvin also took part. Now I am looking much more presentable. Sarah even had ago at shaving Alvin’s hair. Check it, before and after. (James Bond pose suggested by Sarah)
Also that evening I, Sarah, Lizz and our Indian AIESEC member Sidd went for dinner in a North Indian cuisine restaurant, The Royal Punjab. Sidd recommended ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking