Sunnyside Park Hotel
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... went to our large suite which was sort of one room split into three sections. The first was a massive 7foot bed for my mum and dad and then I had bunk beds. The third section was a large bathroom with a big bath and a shower that was more like a waterfall!!! This section also had a shower outside so you could watch the wildlife. The front of this was a massive window so you could ...
... had any last words for my friends and family. My response: "ummmmmmmmm, like what?" Moment over, off to the edge where I'm told I'm expected not to "bungee fall" but "bungee jump". In other words: arms out straight, bend your knees, leap out 3 metres. As if I can jump 3 metres even with a run up. By this point my legs are shaking too. Anyway, no time to second guess, toes over the edge of the rail please Ria ("they are over, I can't inch further"..."no, further forward!") Then I ...
My fear of Johannesburg was briefly overcome by my curiosity when I found out that the annual gay pride parade was going to be held there just before I was due to leave. I had no idea what I should be expecting but apparently it's very popular and has a large police presence so I decided to give it a go.
I took the Gautrain to the advertised station but found absolutely no indication of where to go from there. Luckily people wearing pink feather boas are ...
... I got to spend my time meeting and greeting, networking with the different agencies that were there as well as just chatting to a lot of the young teenagers about how much they loved the program and playing basketball… and of course I got to watch some brilliant games!
I learned over the weekend that the local network here, SABC, has signed a contract with the NBA to broadcast games ...
... and so on. The journey in a Soweto taxi is normally filled with money going back and forth from row to row. In order to stop the taxi you shout one of six things: "short left" "short right" "after robot" robots being the South African word for traffic lights. "stop sign" Or "bus stop". And the taxi will pull over to where you need to get out. So back to the taxi drivers and their role. Their remit is to keep track of up to 16 passengers: who gets in and who gets out when ...