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... Although I was excitedly looking forward to going this year for the first time, I was also aware of how prone South African are to exaggerating. So with this in mind I checked my overall enthusiasm until I had seen and experienced the proof of the pudding for myself.
The drive time to the camp from Durban was surprisingly short. I had set myself for a three hour drive but found myself driving up a magnificent tree lined gravel road with stunning ...
... loads of wildebeests and lots birds. No big cats, but to be honest we never expected to at this particular park. We were a bit unfortunate to miss out on Zebras as well, but not to worry as there is a field near to Michael's home where we spotted them regularly as we made our morning walk to the shop.
... that I had around 52 to 53 miles to run – a double marathon. In reality, I clocked 57 miles on my Garmin. Not sure how there was such a large discrepancy, I talked a couple others and they all mentioned that they had clocked much more than the actual stated race distance. This created a bit of confusion for me. When I crossed the 40 mile mark, I realized that I might actually be able to come in under 11:00, which meant I would get a bronze medal (Bronze medals ...
... side!! Ooops!! Once we were directed to our female side we were given our plates of food and ate like the locals with our hands. The white corn meal didn’t taste of much but was obviously the filling part of the meal and was good to soak up the juices from the veg dishes. They were delicious although still very hot and I burnt my fingers trying to eat!! Clearly I’m not quite a local yet! We enjoyed our meal but felt really bad that we ...
... we repack right there in the busy area.
Our flight is on the Airbus 380 a double deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner. First class is up stairs and 525 people can be accommodated there at the bottom 853 people are squeezed in. We sit in row 91 of 98. There is not a single seat open (the previous day Frankfurt airport had to close because of heavy snow and no plains could land).