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... we arrived pretty much on time. 6:20AM, greeted by a spectacular sunrise over Joburg as we flew in.
Have to say, very impressed with Oliver Tambo airport this time round. The football world cup paid dividends. It was efficient, very friendly; we cleared immigration, customs, transferred terminals, checked in to Mango Air, through security and sipping a good cup of coffee all in about 30 minutes. Plenty of time to freshen up before the last short leg to Durban.
... lives, their friendships, another year I have to try and make up form try and fit back in with when I get home. I say I trust that god has put me here for a reason, but sometimes they're just words, I don't know why I'm here and not someone else, what makes me and my family so special?
Another year..... Most people responded to my Facebook update with comments like "everything will be the same when you get back" no it won't. I'm on Facebook things are changing ...
... and made my morning!
Then it was everyone in the car and off to Groovy Balls!
We started with the hamster ball which i have to say, gave me a new found respect for Hamsters! My legs were killing and i was running around in the darn thing for no more then 10 mins at a time. The boys however didn't stop. It was hilarious. Ollie and max running back and forth and Huddy just getting thrown around giggling his head off. After an hour we headed up to ...
... the coast a bit to an area called Umhlanga Rocks an upmarket beach suburb (read as white area) for a bit of lunch at a pub and a brief walk on the beach.
On Saturday we decided to rent bikes for the day. Our first mission on the bikes was to secure tickets to the soccer game that evening for us and the security guard from the Happy Hippo as we invited him the night before (after hearing rumours about the game). We first rode up to the Moses ...
... just seething with humanity, especially at 8am. We manage to keep Peter in site at a distance and eventually got to the Mozambique / Swaziland border without incident. The border crossings are quite intimidating, with armed military and not so friendly inspectors. Luckily, we had the same officer that had inspected Des and Nat on the way up and he remembered them because of the amount of alcohol they ...