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Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Sandton April 26th 2014

I was supposed to be flying from Manchester to Charles De Gaulle in Paris, then on to Johannesburg. From there I should leave my flight and get on another, to Victoria Falls! Best laid plans and all that eh? Manchester to Paris - easy! Arrived in Paris and saw there were 2 boarding gates for the flight to Johannesburg so I was a bit confused; all was clear when we were boarding; it was the HUGE A380 2 floored plane that looked too big to move, let alone fly! I sat on the ground floor; was pretty nifty really and quite an experience. However, on arriving at Johannesburg we were almost landed when the pilot aborted the landing; it was not nice! As we shot back up at speed the co-pilot said the pilot would explain ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Sandton April 10th 2014

Mum, Dad, Chris and I flew out from Perth to Joburg at midnight, it was hell. The only positive was the fact we had a spare seat next to us so we could sort off lie down during the flight. There were two twins behind us that cried ALOT!! Dad had also ditched us for business class… >: (Chris and I slept for four hours and Mum for two… dad probably slept the whole flight.) We landed, after what seemed like an eternity, at 4:30 am local time, an 11 hour flight. We got to our hotel at 6 and checked into a temporary room so we could freshen up and relax. We had breakfast (see paragraph7) I had a bacon and cheese omelette. Then we went to Sandton city, like a giant shopping centre – ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Sandton November 16th 2013

In Johannesburg we were spoiled by our friends Klara and Alex. They have a beautiful home with a garden to envy! The temperature was much cooler in Johannesburg and was a welcome break (at least for me) from the hot and humid Accra.... read more
Vertical garden
Alex and Kwesi "working" in the kitchen
Klara, Alex and Kwesi - and the Pi!

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Sandton October 22nd 2013

Final day Arrived in Joberg and had dinner with Jake , Steve , Suzanne and Don And Holley. All were tired after 4 days of 445 wake ups. Now heading for London as trip winds down... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Sandton September 22nd 2013

Arrived in Joberg early Friday am after 2 long overnight flights with brief stopover in London. Stayed with Jake , Suzanne's dad, who was a wonderful host for 2 days in Joberg. Lunches at the Bryanton and Johannesburg country clubs. Watched a South African wedding and cricket match. Dinner with neighbor Mavis who cooked a Welch Shepard pie. Car tour of Joberg with Jake-realized we were not in America. All the nice houses (white) surrounded with 10 foot walls and barbed wire. Driving on left side of road is a new experience-we will get to try that for ten days later on. Today traveling from Joberg to Dar Es Salaam, then Kilamajero by plane, then brief drive to hotel in Arusha. Should arrive around 7pm at Hotel Arusha. Up early for bush plane flight to Kotagende ... read more


Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Sandton January 10th 2013

STARQ© Dedicated to my son Jeremias Emmanuel denton- be the best you can be, let your spirit always b free! Janury 8th,2013 Paul R. Denton, Johannesburg South Africa "The Stellar &Terrestrial Astronomical Research Quest Game" © "If it can be imagined, it can be created!" Walt Disney " S.T.A.R.Q."© -is our attempt to contact Outer space through the Inner space of our minds and imagination. Our Vision is to create new worlds by an interactive game that challenges our minds to go beyond what we thought they were capable of;to boldly go into outer space by travelling in the inner space of our imaginations and thought-universes...For thought is the fastest substance in the multiverse.Faster than light.And it is not bound by time or space. This game although in cyberspace is real . ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Sandton August 2nd 2012

Oh happy day! We are finally on our way.i have managedto cram my life into a 65L backpack and I have this nagging feeling that I have left something/one behind. this feeling is slowly subsiding and i am getting very excited... this is however not good for sleeping on the plane(one of the things i dont look forward to). i keep having visions of clinging koahala like to an unknown passanger while Fantje takes pictures to use against me. for the nature of the friendship is such. We are happy and excited. flying out of OR Thambo: 20:30 landing Abu Dhabi: 6:00 friday leaving Abu Dabi: 13:00 friday landing Heahrow: 18:00 friday... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Sandton July 31st 2012

So this morning I woke up in a panick. the type off panick one gets if ou forgot an exam. I have not started packing and I can only pack 15 kg. one of my size 8's weighs about 7.5kg. yes I am realy in trouble. We fly out of SA on Thursday at 20:50... and will be in London in 18:00 on Friday....... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Sandton July 28th 2012

we have been having issues so that is delay in technology not.. We arrived in joburg on Monday after leaving Cape Town on a 6am flight. We stayed atbthe Davinci Hotel, very nice. Even though we ariived well brfore the official check in time our room was avaliable, very cool. We headed to Nelson Mandela square for the photo with the bronze stature of him, but been so tired we forgot to put the battery in the camera lol we decided to head back to room and have a nana nap. We got picked up at one and went on atour of the city. First stop in Houghton was the home of Nelson Mandela when he is in the city, very flash. We then headed to the city centre, not as bad as people make ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Sandton July 13th 2012

Well I have been in Joburg for almost a week, and it is nothing like what you expect. When i arrived after 19 hours of flying I decided to go to the Sandton Mall. I have to tell you I felt completly under dressed. Everyone was in designer gears and looked like they were all heading to a flash restaurant for dinner lol. The weather is really nice, you wouldnt know itnis winter other than it been a bit cold in the morning, the days are clear sky and warm. One thing you notice is the two sides of Johannesburg the really rich and the very poor. Drove past a township today its amzing how people mange to live there, and you could smell it as you went past. At the traffic lights or robots as ... read more

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