The Airport Grand
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We are now nearing the end of our trip and we are shopping for gifts and souvenirs... but first, a trip through Pretoria - the capital of South Africa. The main sites are significant buildings - Parliament house, war memorials and other city sites.
Touch-down-the scramble off the plane-the heat was stifling! We made it through customs without a hitch and met my South African Tour Guide in the airport. We made straight for our hotel (Airport Grand) which was very comfortable. We had a room overlooking the pool and the decor of the place was characteristically African. I observed the table …
... handle it. I really thought I could. Eventually I'll return and try again. I just hope I'll be more prepared.
"I felt utterly betrayed by loving. All the things I had ever been told about love just weren't true. It was all full of false promises. I understood that love was safety and a protection, and that if you loved you would be rewarded by someone loving you back, or at least not wanting to damage you. But ...
... gave us much of a second look.
From there we went to The Shack for a drink. It's a beer joint in some guy's back yard, where he's added a couple little rooms, and sells beer and other canned and bottled drinks. There were severl locals there playing pool, and everyone was very friendly - the ones that paid us any attention at all.
We drove past the new soccer stadium on the way back out of Soweto. That thing is ...
Prior to coming to South Africa, two South Africans now living outside S Africa advised me against visiting. The stated reason- "Its dangerous as all bloody hell!" I explain my itinerary and they suggest that while in Sun City or better areas of Cape Town I should have no problems, but they advise me agaist driving (or setting out looking around) on my ...
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