Villa Via - Midrand
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... or overcharged.
I was impressed by this man’s willingness to help and had planned to give him a tip at the end. When we got to the shuttle pick up service he said to me that he had helped us and would we mind giving him a little tip. To be honest, I didn’t mind him asking me as he asked so nicely and politely and I had planned to tip him in any case so we gave him a tip and he seemed quite happy with it.
... and the peoples' struggles for years, we had to do tons of reading and talking with locals to understand to issues. We have a better understanding now but we are not even close.
The next day we visited the Apartheid Museum. It is an eye-opening experience, from the segregated entrances to the window "looking back at how far they have come" as you leave. It is easy to see how the country came to love Mandela as a leader.
... to relax and enjoy the environment. Then we went to get some cellphones (around 20 dollars) and grabbed some lunch at one of fav's Spur and now we are official members (got our card). Feel like a local now. Then we took the Gautrain back to JoBurg and just ...
... It always gives me such a tremendous feeling of adventure. First of all, the excitement of packing and getting your passport visa'd and everything, then the thrill of actually starting and trundling along on trains and ships, and then the most thrilling thing of all, arriving at strange places, and seeing strange people and eating strange foods." Amen to that. Suitably lobsterfied (through annoyingly patchy all over) ...
... as more modern effects like the Victorian-style curtains which draped in the main entrance.
The following day we went to Sandton City where Nelson Mandela Square is situated. A giant statue of this great man was erected to mark his achievements. Around the square were several restaurants. The one that caught my eye was an African style deli. The animal heads were molted on the wall to indicate the various types of meats they had for sale.