Shumba Valley Lodge
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... and a few things have struck me. Firstly, the stuff that comes through ED (all medical; trauma does all the surgical stuff and is a separate department) is fairly reminiscent of what we see in hospitals back home. Heart failure, status epilepticus, bells palsy, pneumonia... largely bread and butter stuff. However - and take this with a grain of salt because I'm still not really sure how the primary care system works here - there is a huge patient population with poorly ...
... s mum. Qantas crew extremely attentive. The service is caring and professional, lunch excellent - broccoli soup, spiced cauliflower, kale (on every menu, what did we do without kale, so trendy), potato with Gujarati dhal and roti (partial to my Indian food). Fresh fruit, passed up on Maggie Beer ice cream or panna cream trifle with pear, balsamic and apple jelly!! Watched The Theory of Everything, the story of Stephen Hawking, ...
... after being exhausted.
We got into Joburg about 40 mins early, which didn't help much because the immigration line was unreal. We got shuffled into the non-exempt visa country line (actually fantastic because we zoomed through in a very relative way.) There were 6 long haul flights that arrived at the same time so it was chaos. You has us, Virgin from Heathrow as well as a BA 747, a Lufthansa A380 from Frankfurt, An ...
... sense of wit and humour kept Janice challenged, and who educated and constantly quizzed us on topics of animals and birds, and especially the terms for groups of animals, such as a 'pride' of lions or a 'dazzle' of zebra; to Dr. Christine Steininger, from the Sterkfontein Caves, who enlightened us in the development of man as we know them today; to the Customs and Immigration Officers of Namibia, specifically Officer Fiina Elago, and those of Botswana...what a positive ...
... asked where I was staying in Johannesburg, looking instantly relieved when I told him that my hotel was out of town. "It's pretty bad, eh?" He said, in a way that was both a question and a statement. "But at least you're not going to Zimbabwe". I pulled quite a forced smile- I didn't have the heart to tell him that I am very much going to Zimbabwe. With (aptly) meerkat-like excitement, I peered over the other passengers as we started the descent, ...