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 …
What am amazing day! First we went to a little per-primary on the way to our rural schools. The kids were very cute and wanted to pose for photos. Love the race track! After this we arrived at a very poor school grade 1-9. These kids have nothing but an incredible amount of hope! I videoed a talk that the teacher was giving his students. It was very inspiring. The teachers sang for us. Man these guys can sing! Pictures probably tell the story better than any ...
... some traditional dancing by the girls that Laura and I got dragged up to join in with! And before we left we were served a traditional Zulu meal of corn pellets (sorta thing; not really sure) and then stewed tomatoes, butternut squash, spinach and cabbage all separate and really tasty. We ate with out hands which was a bit worrying, but what was more annoying in doing this was that the food was too hot.
We left with a full belly, good knowledge of the ...
... keep it up as many of the new farmers don't work the land as successfully as their predecessors.
You could tell you were in Mandela land as everything there is named after the figure-heads of the ANC... Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo. Schools, roads, buildings, university's, you name it! We even got to go by Nelson Mandela's village where he grew up and we saw his Transkei house. Weirdly within that complex, ...
... and the lighting is reminiscent of clubbing in the nineties when the emphasis was on futuristic darkness pierced by underwear-reflecting neon strips.
As far as I can make out, the primary purpose of Spinning (sorry, V-Cycle) is to progressively kill off each sense over a forty-five minute period. Stumbling around blindly in the freezing darkness, I am lucky if I can find the various knobs that require adjustment before mounting my ...
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