Mercure Johannesburg Midrand
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was the most courteous driver we have been with and was also very
careful going through towns so he would not get a speeding ticket. The
countryside is very nice and we did not realize how many nice hills
there were in the country. The last part of the drive there were so
many baobab trees all along the route.
Got to Chembe Eagle's
Nest right as the sun was setting. We ...
... The next morning was another slow start and late breakfast. This time we were starting in Turmi itself at the market, where Mamo was hoping to get news of the bull jumping.
The breakfast was the usual eggs and bread at the “farangi price”. Mamo was doing his best to restrict the price of these breakfast down to a more acceptable level but as it was considered fair game to rip of tourists in the South of Ethiopia, this was somewhat difficult. I ...
... the introduction of the 'rich' area which has some pretty stunning houses! ... I also got to see Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandala's houses which were interesting. After the tour I had a relaxing evening back at the B&B, including a spa bath after tea and packing.
... spent on Nelson Mandela, considered the father of the modern South African Republic. It is definitely worth reading the wikipedia articles on Mandela, Apartheid, and F.W. DeKlerk.
I never could get in touch with my couch surfing host, so I booked a last minute two-night stay on hostelworld.com. It turned out to be a good sized house in a good neighborhood. The gentlemen living there rented out rooms to help offset their living costs.
... and a real adventure, although we were just discussing that it would have been more relaxing/fun if we'd had someone else to share it with. But we are happy to report that we are still friends after 4 weeks on our own! Anyone interested in South America? Thanks for all your comments, it was great being able to keep in touch with home. Thanks to papa Pete for use of the IPad. Over & out. Love, ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking