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... and the airport staff refused to let them through. Suri ran back through the airport to try and check them in, but check-in was closed so he left them with a 'man at a desk' to pick up when we are back in Jo'burg. Not sure we will see them again. At this point we had twenty minutes before departure, so there was more running through the airport to get to the gate. But we made it. So the African adventure ...
... was very cool! Fast forward to 1pm we arrived at Sandton station said goodbye to the guys and set off for the Holiday inn again.. We checked in and went straight up to our room collapsed for half an hour and then took the hourly transport from the hotel to Sandton City.. Which just happened to be a very new Merc.. It was beautiful! We arrived at Sandton City which is meant to be this huge shopping centre and we got there and stumbled upon Nelson Mandela Square.. It was filling up ...
... Zimbabwe will sell you old Zimbabwean bills with denominations of up to 50 BILLION --that's not a typo -- dollars. We got a 5 billion note for a buck.) So you will need rands for any cash purchases you make in South Africa and if you do a pre- or post-trip in South Africa, tips would also be preferably in rands -- hence the preceding comments about ATMs at the Johannesburg airport. If you are simply transiting through Johannesburg with a night at the Protea Hotel, ...
... to travel and the US was definitely high on their wish list. Our plane was a quarter full mostly with Afrikaners returning from their holidays.
The ocean in Tofo had none of the spectacular colors of the Vilanculos waters and from the air looked familiar. As the plane gained altitude the view inland became a uniform scattering of round thatched huts as far as the eye could see. The sense of poverty tangible even from up here. The desperate state of the ...
... these traditions and turned them into tools of oppression. I don't know enough to comment but some say apartheid was using tribalism to deny citizens of their rights. To justify segregation and perpetuate white power and privilege. As a Westerner its fascinates me that a 27 year old man still believes that his friend's criminal record be a result of the ancestors bad feeling and judgement. Could this be a twisted use of tribalism forged to hold back progression ...
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