The Palace of the Lost City
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We are here @ Sun City. Off to supper in a few minutes. Stopped to shop and pet a few kittens again today. Last of the animals for the trip.
And yup a bit more last minute shopping.
Hi everyone. Matthew and I are still recovering from our colds - having throat lozenges and cough medicine, but slowly getting better. Today we got picked up nice and early by our A&K guide - David - who is a white Sth african local. He is really nice and knows alot about the history of Sth Africa, which he told us as we drove to Soweto.The people …
We touched the Fever Tree.
The Fever Tree is known to grow in swampy areas: Early European settlers noted that malaria fever was contracted in areas with these trees, which we now know is because of mosquitos and not the tree.
Next - Johannesburg Airport (bummer nearly at the end),
... you need to pay 100 rand per person and you are led on a guided tour. But, we had read that you can have high tea there (luckily the dress code was casual, because we had nothing more than that), which cost 150 rand and there was all you can eat afternoon tea and all you can drink tea of your choice. The food was delicious and I had a rooibos tea. We ate and ate! Afterwards, we walked around the hotel and it was grand and over the top, as you ...
Does anyone remember the early-80s protest song by Steve van Zandt, "Ain't Gonna Play Sun City"? It wasn't quite We Shall Overcome, but it had a good beat. You could dance to it. I remember the stanza, "Bothuptuswana is far away, but we know it's in South Africa, no matter what they say!"
The point of the song was that apartheid-era South Africa's homelands policy was a racist sham. The purpose of the policy was ...