Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport
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... town, and because of lack of regulation, there are massive mining dumps - large yellowish mountains of sand/dust - on the outskirts of the city. These are not healthy for its inhabitants, as they contain chemicals used to extract the gold. We saw that most of the inner-city inhabitants were black South Africans, who moved in town after the successful election of Nelson Mandela in 1992. When this happened, a lot of large companies moved out of downtown, but ...
... argue that apartheid was a central, top-down policy that was near absolute in separating blacks from whites, while segregation was much more regional and state-based.
When you venture back into the sunlight, away from the prison-like decor of the museum, you can't help but feel shocked that people are simply going about their daily lives and not ripping each other to shreds. Such a bitter, hate-fueled history would seem to lend itself to the ...
... We were all very pleased to see her.
That's all I have for the day! Our main focus was to reunite with Chantal, and it happened all so smoothly.
Tomorrow, we go on a tour of Johannesburg as we concentrate on the Apartheid Movement and Nelson Mandela. Can't wait!
... the restaurant carriage in search of human life. There were a few other people doing the same thing and none of us could work out what was happening, but eventually a staff member walked through and told us that the engine was actually on fire and we were just waiting for a replacement to arrive from Jo’burg. Customer information is not exactly their strong point.
Once we got moving I settled into my bed and the chugging of the train sent me quickly to ...
... Someone told me you get used to living with the walls and fences, and I can sort of see how that could happen. I’m not sure I want to get used to it, though.
Anyway, I won’t be able to do much for the next week at least, because my credit card number has already been stolen and the account cleared out, and it’ll take at least a week to get it resolved. So much for going to see lions and tigers this weekend.
I guess it’s best to ...