Meintjieskop Guest Lodge
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... mainly on social media, and us two arriving on the same day was completely coincidental but such great fun. We have never met in person in Scotland so meeting in South Africa, amongst the lions, is just really nice. At noon we met up with Hannah from the US - someone who immediately struck me as an easy going person with many stories to tell. The three of us got picked up at the airport to get a ride to the sanctuary. But not until we had made a pit stop at a bottle shop to get ...
... agreement with EU in place. Positive aspects of SA from US-investment perspective are good infrastructure, a lot of investment, English, strong legal and financial systems.
Not in competition against other US-commercial services in other countries, sufficient demand by US-companies.
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Beautiful sunshine greeted us as we all met up in Johannesburg before the long drive to Kruger.
We stayed in a 4 bedroom country house in Sabie Sands, which is a complex actually IN the safari park, and saw zebra, buck and giraffes among others in 'our' garden. Apparently a leopard had been spotted outside one of the units earlier in the week.
Obviously most of our time was spent in the car (12 hours some days) ...
... is certain, the air is always fresh and crisp when you awake in the morning.
Society here is starting to change; it is slowly recovering from the disasters that have befalled it. The country is striving for change, however it is all too easy to see the stain of the past. A stain left by hate and by mistakes that are far too hard to forget. They do not ignore their past, but they learn from it and use it to grow. Although there is a greater black middle class ...
... to the life I left behind and which I intend to maintain in my absence.
I also need a shower. I am not in a rural village in the middle of nowhere collecting water from a well in the mornings for a quick bath. I live in a high-rise in the most vibrant section of Pretoria and yet I find myself bending over the bathtub and holding my head under the faucet each morning to wash my hair. This, followed by ...