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Hi all, bit of an update for you all. After Marisa dropped me at the airport yesterday I got on my first flight to Frankfurt no problem. Arrived in Germany about 8.30pm British time. Checked my flight to Jo'burg, it wasn't until 10.30pm so i decided to go and grab some food.
After going through passport control and having my bag completely unpacked and repacked for the 4th time (stupid laptop) I finally found a little cafe selling ...
... in Mozambique) had expired two days previously. Realising that this could potentially cause problems should we be pulled over yet again, we devised a plan to hand over Kevin's Blockbuster Video Card and plead ignorance, claiming that we didn't speak English. We were quite excited with this plan and so you can imagine our dissappointment when we managed to reach the South African border without being pulled over once more, meaning that we couldn't test our theory that ...
... the security guy we managed to miss the turn off, plan B into operation which was to park at Gold reef city, spotting the casino which didn’t have a close time with the security guard helpfully saying we could it leave the car there for 3 days it would be fine! The casino itself was Vagas style but not really busy getting reception to order us a taxi we ended up chatting to another couple who were also going. So no need to wait for a cab we shared with them. No food ...
... at 13.22 local time, another 5.5 hour flight due to the time difference between Ethiopia and South Africa Johannesburg airport was amazing, it had obviously just been done up for the World Cup and looked so new and modern, it reminded Dips of a shopping centre/mall (depending on where you are from).
Drove through Johannesburg to my grandmothers aunties house where we were to spend the night, she's over over 90 years old and still cooks and cleans for ...
... buy a radio/CD player for our car. We found a place where they sold and installed radios so we decided to come the next morning before leaving (meaning heading to Kruger again – which did not happen as fast as we thought at first!). We spend the afternoon in the hotel catching up on what happened in the world, writing some stories for our blog and we managed to watch 3 films in a row on the movie channel! By 17:00 a mechanic from the garage drove the car to ...
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