Riverside Sun Resort
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... lots of glass for transparency, etc). I didn't dare ask about the symbolism of the plastic buckets scattered around catching drops of water from the leaking roof...
In the end, I only had the briefest of visits to both Joburg and Soweto. Definitely two complex and difficult to understand places, with a lot of recent history still affecting the modern cities, but neither was as dangerous, poor or depressing as their reputations might suggest.
We have now been in SA for 2 days, and already the time has been filled with seeing family, eating, swimming in the pool, walking in the rain, watching lightning play in the evening, and going boating on the river. E has loved seeing so many new things each day, and having people around constantly, especially his Daddy! He has barely slept during the days, ...
... 20 minutes away from the campus, so we were in South Africa a little after 1:00. I believe Joburg is then about a five hour drive from there. Driving further into South Africa, I saw quite a few McDonald's restaurants, which I thought was kind of funny. We got into Joburg kind of late since we had stopped for an early dinner and the drive took a little longer since the last leg of it was in pitch darkness.
I called it an early night since we had a full day of ...
... lived on the same block.
We rode around Soweto, and it was pretty congested. We'd be sitting on our bikes at some intersections for a few minutes before being able to cross. But it was interesting to see. There was one section where we saw some small homes with small sheds attached to the back of the house. The people built those sheds to rent to people for about $35/month. Honestly, to me they didn't look worth that ...
... do everything for you. They even minded my
bags as I traipsed round southern Africa to return there at the end of
will feature much more prominently on here, as my memories from there
are vivid and special. I just thought I'd post ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking