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... small house with a beautiful inner court – which is just perfect for sunbathing. In the classroom, our head Dr. S teaches us all kind of survival concepts (you know, exchange rate theories, purpose of the Stock exchange for economic growth and things like that). As I have taken already some Econ courses I do all kind of other stuff – writing these lines, reading The Economist, organizing travels, drinking tea, etc… Always aware ...
... the accommodation I was able to obtain, most of the overnights stays will be in a studio apartment (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, wifi, and tv: that is all I require and insist upon) and as I booked early in the year, I was able to secure good deals. My accommodation comes to an average of R280 per night! Beat that!
An example of one place I will be staying is 3AApartment in Budapest at ...
... we needed, including a great supermarket - they even had humous!
Later that evening we went back to get some takeaway pizza - weird system where you can't just buy one pizza, they only come in 2's. Strange. But pretty good!
Saturday 28 January 2012
Managed to have a slight lie in today - I thought thats what is supposed to happen on holiday. Apparently not in Africa!
At 9.15am we were picked up for a day trip around Johannesburg city. We had ...
... along the shoulders of highways, as cars speed past them, not noticing or caring that at any moment something could go terribly wrong. Bikers and pedestrians have absolutely no right of way and the mightier the truck the more they swing their weight around, terrifying passengers and pedestrians alike. Roadwork plans tend to be a bit scrambled and you may find a sleeping policeman in the middle of a highway, which, if hit ...
... to make sure that we'll leave the country. We of course argue for a bit, but we only got “Monsieur/Madame, ce n'est pas possible”. Fantastic ! Well, off Faycal goes, while I wait with the luggage, to book a “fake” return ticket. A ticket that we'll never pay for and never use, but at least we'll have it on paper. Most of the people in the queue had the same problem. Well he got the ticket and we could finally check in. Then ...
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