Peermont Metcourt at The Grand Palm
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A straightforward bus ride from Johannesburg, even if we left 45 minutes late. Intercape bus company can be booked on the internet and charges R112 for the trip. Stayed 2 nights at the Metcourt Inn at the Grand Palms resort. Good quality room with TV providing BBC & CNN - also a wifi facility. P362 pn Leaving on the night train for Farncistown …
... On the way we stopped to pick up some lunch, phaphata, seswa and samp with beans. I can't say I enjoyed the seswa but the samp and beans was good. That evening we went to David's house for dinner (the UB lecturer), we had met with his daughter Marcia before and she showed us round the house before starting on the cooking. They are from Zimbabwe and had some weird wild fruit for us to ...
... games and puzzles!! I am doing work too, I promise! Tomorrow we have been asked to return to help tutor some of the teenagers who are behind in their school work, we will see how that goes. After our fun filled morning we headed back to the university where I planned to carry out my first focus group at 12pm. Two boys turned up on time but the girls were no where to be found, eventually I got a text asking to change the time to 1pm - I am not sure they understood more people ...
... a traditional Botswana dance routine. The show was done by a local group of young adults who dance to keep the tradition alive. It was a good show and pretty entertaining. Each dance represents some sort of tribal activity such as a marriage ceremony or hunting. They did a number of different chants during the dances and, as a music geek, it was cool to hear the different harmonies. I stayed on the outpatient side of ...
... I think the three of us were each originally a little concerned about how things would work out logistically, but everything fell into place very nicely. It was also fun to be with two other guys who completely agree with the Clark Crane travel philosophy of "walk everywhere, taxis are for wimps." We definitely got a workout. I must admit, Gaborone is not the most tourist friendly city. We had a good time nonetheless. Back to work ...
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