Villa Monica

308 Hill Street, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa | Hotel

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Arriving in Africa 2014

A travel blog entry by catcher0607


... other. Rolling and jumping around, toppling over one another! :-)

Our driver was in a hurry to leave. He had other patrons to pick up from the airport. So we tried to scamper out of there, driving past the Neck and Deck cafe, where one could eat on an upper deck with giraffes right next to you!

Once back on the road, we talked about Nelson Mandela, politics in Zimbabwe and South Africa, the roads, the weather, ...

In Hospitals

A travel blog entry by victorkubik


... against the US, the usual. It is very slickly produced with a number of white British presenters doing their job extremely well.

About 9:30 am Isella comes to pick me up. Her 86 year-old, yet active and alert mother Mariet Horjus is with her. We set out to distribute Good News magazines in Pretoria hospitals. It was a very interesting experience. The first waiting room we came to the entire waiting room was SINGING! ...

A week and a bit to go!!

A travel blog entry by lpatterton


... my laidback attitude and have started doing the essential trip preparations. These include:

  • First three nights in Bangkok booked

  • cat sitter organised

  • extra passport photos (for Visas) organised

  • superglued my stuffed-up rocky sandals

  • done some sewing jobs on my favourite khaki pants.....too tight for my spreading middle-aged gut so ...

  • The big tent competition

    A travel blog entry by suemckee


    ... sang and danced some traditional songs, then it was our turn to dance. They dressed us up in their costumes and taught us a few moves all together then it was time to each dance a small individual piece around the circle. Lots of fun!! The camp fire was roaring, and we soon got rather hot. Dinner was pap, pumpkin, cabbage and some fried chicken that would give KFC some competition.
    Tomorrow Johan tells us it is a 5.30am wake up call - groan. ...

    House Pictures!

    A travel blog entry by rg09


    ... electric wire. There is an electric gate (which breaks down less now) and the garage door opens by remote. The house is fully alarmed, has a security gate at the top of the stairs, all windows are barred and all doors have lockable gates except the patio which has a security beam. There are eight cameras which cover the house's perimeter and access points and panic buttons dotted around which calls a burly armed guard in a couple of minutes.

    That's ...


    This hotel, located on 308 Hill Street, Pretoria, is near President Paul Kruger House, Church Square, Sammy Marks House, and Melrose House.
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