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... Spoiled myself with gorgeous silver pendant. Checked out diamond stores but very expensive. Finished up all except 50 Rand ($5). Bag check at gate. Tried to upgrade but no Qantas desk and shared lounge wasn't able to. Bussed to plane, first time I've had to climb stairs from ground to big plane. Very empty flight. Had all 3 seats to myself. Everyone was pretty much able to have row to themselves. Departed 7pm. Only 11 hour ...
... during the world cup, but it’s not particularly attractive. Our hotel, hostel actually, is in the centre. We deposit our bags in the dorm in the basement and cross the street to grab dinner. As we wait for our food, it starts to rain. The downpour is relentless. We’re soaked just crossing the street! Our dorm is soaked as well and we have to change room. We’re tired but the humidity and rain stops all of us from sleeping. New town, old routine....and I search ...
... Bush, nature in the raw, and encounters with wildlife. Those subjects all deserve attention, of course, and perhaps can be addressed in another posting. For the moment, I will observe that the trip is generally excellent, and it is hard to believe that anyone taking it for the chance to see African wildlife will be disappointed. I will also give generally high marks to the Trip Leader, Thompson Matumbi, a capable gentleman, a couple of whose minor lapses ...
... are told we can't take water on board, even if we purchased it in the airport. But we make the flight and just after boarding we are served a full meal complete with wine and get to watch a lovely film - White Lion! I am back in Africa!!
We are actually able to sleep on the flight since the seats are not all full and we can spread out a bit. After the first 8 hour leg of the trip the plane sits on the ground in Dakar, Senegal for an hour as passengers ...
... to our first tour. We got to see a bunch of different animals and the
baboons were the most entertaining. We were told about a lion, but it
left before we got there.
When we got back, I took a quick nap
and then we went to dinner. We had wine, bbq African sausage, some
potato salad thing and grilled veggies. It was pretty good, but nothing
great. We talked with the other groups and got to learn some stuff about
Ireland from ...