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Travel Blogs from Sandton
... the dogs is a staffy called Bruno! Cute! He showed me round a bit (didn't take any pics sorry) but think of the houses on neighbours and stuff, reminded me of Australia...sent an email to those few who I needed to tell I was safe, and went to bed!!! Windows and doors here are just left open, and Brett said in 5 years he hasn't spoken to his neighbours!!! Madness!!! He also said people sleep with guns under their pillows, as they do all over the world....! ...
... latest model expensive vehicles.....
In Soweto itself there is a HUGE shopping centre too.
As we were driving around and through Johannesburg we saw on the side of the road everywhere the tyre and welding places set up on a patch of ground, people living under bridges or in bag tents. (Dual purpose stripy bags - housing too!)
Then it was time to head back to organise bags for our flight tomorrow. Victoria Falls here we ...
... where hundreds of workers live in poor conditions in huge long rooms without electricity as they work in the city to make a living. The most shocking were the tin shacks where thousands of people live without running water in very poor conditions. Jabu took us to a school located in Kliptown, where a charity organization is providing education, a hot meal every day, and even a simple laptop to children of all ages. We were guided around the library, kitchen, classrooms. The ...
... Landy ticks the romantic box, Toyota (crossing fingers) will tick the I-won't-test-your-marriage-by-breaking- down-too-often box. Plus, they had "Buddy" the cool talking boxer terrier as their advertising campaign - 'nuff said.
We initially had our eyes set on the Landcruiser 70 series, but at a cool half a million SA Rand we swiftly moved on. We had to get used to the bakkie idea but at the end of the day the Hilux ...
... We learned:
Kun-ja-nee = how are you?
Ne-a-ponga = thank-you!
I’m not really sure how you spell them, but that’s how they sound! I guess we will have to leave spelling till another night :)
Tomorrow is another day of early rising, we will be catching a plane at 7am and heading to Pietermaritzburg .
Hope all is well back in the states!
Grace and Peace,