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Travel Blogs from Benoni
... not sure of spelling), and Banana(not real name, Jaaps preferred name for him and it has stuck). We made it to Arbals house which was right next to a Shipbeen(drinking place). The house was a government build house but Arbal was busy building his own house on top of the previous house, one of the supporting walls for the new house had been directly built through the old house meaning the only way inside was ...
... br> - Don't play pool against Mark & Leon for money, EVER!
- Wherever you go on your bike, someone will stop to talk to you
- Cycling shorts work well under your riding pants
- When I grow up, I'm gonna be a biker, just ride and ride !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- There is life beyond work
- The BMW is a great bike to do a road trip on
- You must take good mates with you on a trip like this
... difficult. Located in a slightly run down area of Joburg, the company was hidden in a large residential compound with high fences etc. We made it just in time. The car we have hired is very cheap. It is an old Mazda Midge that has over 300,000 on the clock. It looks terrible but drives remarkably well and will fit in well with the other cheap cars in Joburg and hence dissuade robbers etc.
We arrived at the house and were met by Matt the son. First impressions ...
... stranded in the airport. Lindsey stood at a distance giving the man sad puppy dog eyes. A very nice South African couple took pity on her looks and offered their hotel room floor to us for the night. Good news, we did not need to take them up on their offer. Lindsey's pathetic homeless traveler looks (or as she thought at the time, fantastic good looks) got the managers attention. Without any argument, he asked, "3 rooms or a suite?" Lindsey responded "3 ROOMS, ...
... but it was very dark outside. Once inside the reception area, a driver met us and drove us up the fairly steep hill to our suite. Great, huge bathroom and wardrobe area, twin beds with a cool TV that depresses into a cabinet with the press of a button. We played with this for 15 minutes (Alyssa took a video of it if you're that interested). Finally, we settled into our beds and put "Airplane!" into the portable DVD player to unwind. Did I mention ...