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... away. Apparently only 2% of people survive a hippo attack. They’re very big beasts, very fast… you can’t outrun one, they’ve got great big mouths and enormous teeth so the odds are a bit stacked. We’re learning that a walk in the countryside in Africa’s not quite the same as a stroll in Scotland where the largest prey animal is the midge… and we’re not even in lion country yet.
And from Jane, who having set ...
Anyway, less of that... I did have a good time New Years Eve at least... we all went to a township in Guguleto, to a place called Mzoli's, which is a bar where you take your own meat for them to braaii. It was excellent! It felt very similar to the African Pot back in Kenay... very basic, all plastic furniture with lots of flies!! Funny that that seems to appeal to me now, eh? We had a great time there (I was sooo happy to be served Ugali too, ...
... to help kids. They walked us through the township (with 3 boys about 12 years old to “protect” us, which really didn’t allay the fears much). It was eye-opening. We entered a shanty shack of one of the girls where 8 people sleep in about 250 square feet. The “streets” had fetid water flowing through them and guys were drinking in mid-morning at a Shabeen (an unlicensed bar). It was also interesting that they had a lot ...
The hostel we stayed served breakfast as well (which is unusual…).We had some cereals, toasts (toasts!!!! not plan bread…!!!), tea, coffee and left the hostel at 6am.Today we will pick up new companies for the tour and we had to cross the town at rush hour to go to the hostel where we were supposed to pick them up.
It was a cold morning again so we were all wrapped in sleeping bags on the truck.On the way to the hostel, the driver ...
... did take some video, though. I kept watching them telling myself how unbelievable it was that I was seeing this!
The day was profitable from more than a sightseeing standpoint as we alternated between the Govender’s car and Mark and Gillian’s car discussing more about Emmaus. Mark is hoping to serve on a committee that Marlon wants to set up to oversee the English work in South Africa and Jim explained to him what a committee ...
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