Sunnyside Park Hotel
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I want to try something new with this post. I want to tell you a story as you traverse through plains and mountains, to the quiet city of Manzini.
As your eyes begin to open, you realize that after three short and very memorable days in Joburg, you must leave new friends who feel like old, and some old friends whose shared company is too precious to be considered new. ...
... this time in the morning we made good progress and were soon passing the road to the northern tip of Lake Turkana (the lake that straddles Kenya and Ethiopia on the way to Omerate.
Omerate was a typical haphazard border town on the banks of the Omo. Once we had finished the Ethiopia customs checks (they wanted to see our passports) we headed off to the river bank. Omerate is home to the Dassanech tribe, who ply the river in canoes hollowed out from single ...
... 8217;LL GO! You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll p************* gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t. I’m sorry to say ...
... area of migrant workers and then exploded into an enormous shanty town. It was the home of 2 nobel prize winners, nelson mandela and desmond tutu, who actually lived about one block away from each other. Today, it is a mix of small brick or concrete houses, govt issued mobile homes and lean tos without water or electricity. Mandela's house was actually a very small 2 room concrete building.
We went to ...
... turned out OK, but after that we stepped up our vigilance.
We also visited the Apartheid museum, which is a must for anyone going to Jo'Burg. Going to South Africa was like walking back in time for us. Although everyone is considered to be equal - it still has a long way to go. 99% of the gas station attendants, housekeepers, fast foods workers, road construction workers were black (unless they were a supervisor/manager). Every hostel ...