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... needed, but with our guide we skimmed the history and learned as much as we could. At the end of the journey Beverley told us a very personal story about her family and apartheid and there was not a dry eye in the group when she finished. Her honesty and passion for her country is so very evident. We left the museum and proceeded to Soweto where we picked up our local guide, Cindy the Diva - I am quoting here. She took us on a tour of Soweto and it was nothing like we expected. ...
... rest for the wicked" so off to my dad we went.
After all the excitement had died down, Janet went for a shower and nap while I did some prep and caught up with my dad.
Dinner was great! Fresh veg and home made bread and Naans which went down very well, although both of us decided to pass out early, and left while after dinner drinks were still well on it's way.
I was SO glad to put this day behind me!!!
... a couple of drinks and the boys talking the prerequisite amount of nonsense! The clock chimed 6 and it was announced that it was supper time! A wonderful home cooked meal of rice, potatoes, boontjies, mixed veg, lamb rib stew and gravy awaited us!
According to Keith, we saved as least 1 fuel of tank so far on the trip due to the fact that Tracy was riding too slowly for his liking!
Early to bed as our next days ride was to be another 400 ...
... day we left Victoria Falls and Zambia for Botswana. Along the way I met my new truck crew and guides, all of who I was immensely happy with. In Botswana we went on a sunset boat cruise; don't worry Mum, it wasn't a booze cruise. Actually it was a game cruise, taking us along the Chobe River and well into Chobe National Park. We did take a cooler with drinks with us, but it was more so we could sit back, open a cold beer, and enjoy the buffalo, hippo and elephants around us while ...
... to mention here so I won't even try. People always ask what my favorite country is & although that's impossible to answer, a few things certainly spring to mind ... trekking in the Everest region of the Himalayas for 26 days, following Biff & the boys round India & Bangladesh, dressing up as a Maharajah prince & riding in on a camel for the opening day parade of the Jaisalmer desert ...
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