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Old Hotel, but renewed, on the shore. Good Service, spacious and comfortable room with air conditioning, telephone and wifi. Perfect location.
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Well its been a couple of days since we've posted. Good times have been had.
Our time in Durban has been full of relaxing, eating out, hanging out and a little bit of fun at the Ushaka Sea World and Water Fun park.
Gav has been living on Grilled Peri Peri Prawns, Jakey caught up with his good mate Tre and Lindy has taken to overseas travel like a duck to water!!
Times almost up now, check out our Durban ...
... by the owner-chef. Obviously one of their regular haunts.
Now to Hope Meats, artisan butcher to pick up the meat for one part of the road trip, Masinda Lodge, the only place we have to cook. Well, actually we have a cook...enough meat to feed a horde. We won't be going hungry. Or thirsty, because then off to the booze shop for more critical supplies.
So about 5:00PM we make it home, unpack the car, (which was pretty full - as were we) semi settle in, regroup ...
For the past two weeks, I have been living in Newlands East, a predominantly coloured area northwest of the city center.
My homestay there has been a blast and a lot different than my experiences in Cato Manor. The biggest difference is that my house is dominated by males instead of females. Its actually nice to watch basically the same shows that would be on at home (ie. sports and the discovery channel) instead of hours and hours of soaps. ...
... the target shooting. We were told "Shoot the bottles, shoot the trees, shoot whatever you want - just don't shoot each other!" Surprisingly I actually had great aim, i had never done target shooting before but totally loved it though i had to share with the kids. Huddy surprised me too with a perfect aim first shoot and again on his next turn. The boys just had a blast and we ended up requesting extra paint balls cause it was just too much fun to ...
... and tonight we visited Gianni's Italian. We drove past mansions and Art Deco style apartment blocks before arriving and being rendered speechless by the location we found ourselves in. Our table was literally metres from the waves, with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Dinner was pretty good too - calamari to start followed by steak and chips. This has definitely been a day of haves and have nots - which pretty much encapsulates the South Africa I see around me. Tomorrow - Tala game ...