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... predators our guide managed to spot a chameleon, several impalas and a bush baby (tiny primate) by searching for the reflection of their eyes with a flash light. Back at the lodge we sat around the fire while our guide, Wyatt, made yet another delicious dinner of beef stroganoff and cheesecake for dessert. After many laughs at the dinner table and around the fire we headed back to our tent. Today was nothing short of incredible. We are so fortunate to be on this great ...
... get the flight to Dubai. Verity went immediately to the Upper Class check in and I had to break it gently to her that on this part of the trip were going economy. Quite frankly I blame Fiona.
Fortunately we were flying Emirates which is very good and 9 hours later we had arrived in Dubai at midnight in 35 degrees Celsius heat.
We now had three and half hours to kill so we savoured the local delights of G. I Raffe ...
... a range of BBQ meat dishes. They also had a bungy jump set up between the 2 towers and pumping loud music in the restaurant. The meal was cooked on an African braai and was very nice with African salad and the maize flour dish called pap. After lunch we went to the Hector Pietersen Museum. He was the 13 year old boy who was the innocent bystander shot by the police in 1976 in the Soweto schoolboy uprising. Outside the museum there is a memorial stone and a water feature representing ...
... conditioned vans with our drivers and security detail
and headed out to Soweto to visit some of the entrepreneurs from The Branson
Centre. We first visited Aaron Langa, a brilliant and creative designer,
manufacturer and artist who can make just about anything. He produces
eco-friendly, unique, high quality products for his customers including,
placemats, chairs, handbags, baskets and purses using old bamboo blinds. He is
given these old blinds that ...
... ordered. That evening after dinner, I had a great discussion with the Freddy, the father, who had plenty of advice and wisdom to impart on business and relationships. I tried before going to bed, to view the photos from the orphanage that had been given to me on CD just before I left Gordon's bay, but realised they needed to be converted. So I will be putting up those photos once they are converted on my return to ...