Peermont Metcourt at The Grand Palm
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The last bit of my debating career took me to Africa. Botswana, an ex English colony perched just above South Africa. The trip here was a disaster as the organizing committee seem to be less prepared than my previous events. Nonetheless, I still managed to get some tourist experience by visiting the game safari and enjoying barbeque dinner in the forest.
I miss Africa!
... rhino to see what might be hanging around, but nothing there either. The rhino had died after a fight with another rhino. They tried to save it but it was too injured so once the horn was removed it was put back in the park for some animal's christmas dinner! We came back to a lovely breakfast. As we were sitting we saw an elephant head down to the watering hole. I stayed for ages as it drank from the fresh water and then gave itself a bath. Later on it gave itself a lovely ...
... only Ocean Basket in Botswana. The food was just as good as I remember - and just as cheap! I was happy as a clam :) and Garrett loved it to! We decided to top off our date night with a visit to the movies - we saw the Giver. Not the greatest movie of all time but its always fun to see movies in foreign countries. Garrett was ****** they served plain popcorn with no butter. I was embarrassed because one of ...
... continued our game drive. Soon after, we stopped to watch a couple of warthogs on their knees eating grass. Further along on the open plains we saw many springbok. On the radio we heard about a nearby wild dog sighting. There were three other vehicles already watching the dogs, so we had to wait. We slowly drove there. On the way we stopped to watch a couple of ground squirrels.
We finally ...
... gist of the problem. However this easy solution was to be complicated by the fact that Honda do not have any parts available in Botswana. The next few hours were spent trying to locate a small fan belt that would fit. Four belts later our bush mechanic gave up. The size we needed was unavailable in Mahalapye (which was just a small village). So he rigged back the original fan belt onto the faulty air conditioning compressor and said that we could drive ...