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... school, and finally got to meet her hubbie Wayne. We spent the evening sitting around their braai (webber) in the backyard, while Wayne cooked a delicious potjie pot (like a beef and vegetable casserole in a big black pot), the boys played Lego, and we all chatted and drank beers! It was so relaxing and the perfect way to spend our last night in Joburg. Natalie and Wayne are so lovely, and we all get along really well. We chatted and laughed comfortably together, and even though ...
Turkish Delight Airlines/safari at 35,000 feet
So we're on the ten-hour flight from Jo'berg to Istanbul. Nice Airbus
plane with fully reclining seats. Everything is first rate but we're tired from safari last night and just want to eat dinner and somnambulate. Turkish Airlines, the official airlines of Kobe Bryant, has different ideas. After stretching out dinner for two hours, ...
... name and go away.
We have had a successful cattle program that has given a 100 plus herd of cattle to extremely impoverished people in Zambia since 2000. Now, the breakaways have used the LifeNets name take away cattle from people who remained in the United Church of God. They cling basically to last vestiges of their crumbling support by intimidating those who are beneficiaries of our program with the prospect of confiscation of cattle, (which is ...
... up and taken on a mini suburb tour where we stopped at a few landmarks including Nelson Mandela's house. He recently celebrated his 94th birthday and people left painted stones with touching messages on them in front of his house.
He also took me through Hilbrow which is an infamous area in the Jo'burg CBD. The guide called it the "Ghetto" and said that during Apartheid, was one of the few areas where different races actually mixed. He said the area ...
... a message now and again, it is really so nice to hear from home when you are so far away.
I though I would just add a note to this entry about why it is such a bad idea to leave everything to the last minute.
I had the worst nightmare before getting on the plane. I dreamt that I went to visit Elizma on my way to the airport with my mom, not sure why she was there and how she was going to get home. I'm not sure how it was ...