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Travel Blogs from Johannesburg
... we showered up and then walked to the hotel across the street to eat in their restaurant. The food was pretty decent, but very inexpensive. The currency exchange is just about 10 rand to one dollar. My meal was 100 rand (10 dollars) for a huge gourmet burger and fries. The waiter didn't split the bill between the four of us, and this was my first experience ...
... drove past empty houses, we wondered what happened to the people who lived in the abandoned farm houses.
After filling up at Aliwal North, we headed for Winburg, past Smithfield, Rouxville, Reddersburg and Bloemfontein. Back in the Free State we were hit by the wind which made traveling a bit more difficult for the riders. A few stop & go's between Rouxville & Reddersberg made the ride interesting....sad to think that the roads have deteriorated ...
... a large skills training centre in the heart of Soweto. I was astonished at the amount of people they manage to fit into such small spaces, but everyone seemed to be perfectly comfortable, even though I felt like a sardine in a very small sea! The project manager took us round the centre, explaining the ins and outs of the daily routine before we were given the instruction to ‘find something useful to do’. As everyone dashed off in ...
... br> We left Johannesburg, and drove to Soweto, the population is between 2-3 million people, the area was built in 1904, with the intention of keeping the black people away from the city. It is an interesting area, with beautiful homes on one side of the street, and hostels on the other. The hostels have no electricity or running water, they were built for men to stay in when they came to the city to work, leaving their families behind in the rural areas. There ...
... Jessie and his best friend Jon. They became our compadres for the World Cup as we were able to meet up with them in Durban and Cape Town later on. When I emailed them asking them what hostel they were at, they replied that they were at Diamond Diggers probably from the same computer I asked them from.... STRANGE. Anyway, we all met up and drove in their rental to Sandton to watch the opening game ...
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