Protea Hotel Edward Durban
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It has been a journey of experience and emotion. Of hot and cold both physically and emotionally. A journey to the soul of South Africa. The day we left Swasiland there was a protest closing the three major border crossings. The South African Union organizers are trying to bring workers in Swasiland under their umbrella. They are angry that the …
... remember. While dinner was good and we had a few drinks, Florida Rd definitely does not compare to Long Street. It was a Monday night, the slowest of the week but I also went back with Tymaree and Andre on a Friday night and while it was definitely busier there was still no comparison to Long Street. Perhaps we were not on the right part of Florida Rd….I guess I’ll never know.
The next two days was spent touring to a rural Zulu village and ...
... brought obvious benefits - better roads and new football stadiums. The stadium in Durban is great to look at and very modern - named Moses Mabhida Stadium. The beaches are spectacular and I imagine on a good day are packed with people enjoying the weather. Great surf and plenty of people surfing - I read in the hotel that the shark nets off-shore do a good job of keeping them away from the ...
... of the "chocolate cities" we drove through. However, most of what we drove through was incredibly scenic country. See, e.g. http://www.spokenword.co.za/03%20Transk ei%20Photo.jpg . My new friend (a professional musician and tour guide) and source of these insights must have said "I love the Transkei" at least five times, but not in a anti-white manner. Rather, it was wistful.
I got into Durban at about ...
Today I was up at 5:15am and on the road to South Africa shortly after. Given that the public transport in Mozambique is so bad I was concerned that I would have to wait a while for a decent chapa or perhaps face my whole journey being uncomfortable again. However today I was in luck, I arrived at the Chapa station boarded the first bus and left in relative luxury. It ...
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