Valverde Country Hotel
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... overcrowded ghetto. Office buildings have been turned into slums, hotels and restaurants are closed, and heavy metal bars protect shop windows and doors. Our tour guide, who has lived in Joburg his whole life, told us that there are definitely parts of the city he would not venture into on foot, and I could tell that he was getting nervous when he would close our car windows as we approached certain traffic stops.
As we drove around the outskirts of ...
... Lawrence Anthony. It has been 13 years ago I had a close encounter with an African Elephant myself and the impression that encounter had on me was immense. A few tons of wild animal accepting my presence in his space was unforgettable. Not often I have been feeling more safe than standing cloze to this elephant while he was sniffing me with his trunk.
One whipe would be enough to make me history.
The picture of this moment has a ...
... and the Soweto riots .... A bit of a different feeling when reading history about an era you actually lived through and by being in the country were a part of ... Also went and saw Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandalla's homes ... Bought a couple of Soweto trinkets from a street stall before heading back to the B&B and another relaxing evening and yummy ...
... the front the lady asked me for my form. "What form?" Evidently you have complete a departure form when leaving the country. I did not know this. So back I went past the security guard who had just let me through and was now looking puzzled. I got to the desk to complete the form... there were no pens. Thankfully a kind lady leant me hers so I could complete the form and go back through to queue.
The departures lounge isnīt ...
... watch the Motor Cross of Nations in Lommel first, which Billy was planning on doing anyway but now I'll join him. The Motor Cross is being held in Lommel in Belgium where we'll spend the weekend supporting our country and catching up with old friends.
Let's hope my visa is granted tomorrow. 16 days until we leave.