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Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg August 15th 2013

A quick 2 hour turn around in Sydney wouldn't be complete without an episode with the security guards. For some reason unbeknownst to us, and never divulged, the camera bag was scanned and held as a suspect. As we stood waiting, we watched the clock with growing angst, wondering why nobody was actually searching the bag, but instead it sat on the sidelines whilst every other passenger in line behind us had their luggage screened and cleared. Eventually Mark asked if we could take it, and from a bit of miscommunication, reached over the glass to retrieve it. This, although probably not the safest option, was the right thing to do! Our camera was scanned again and then handed back to us. Qantas food and service, by the way, is brilliant! We were kept well fed ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg August 4th 2013

As is customary with our holidays we thought we should add a final word. Some people will see this as an exec summary of all we have done, but I always think of it as a bit where we can add our feelings about the trip, or adventures as some of our family think of our holidays. This was always going to be very different to holidays we have taken over the past few years; the first half of the holiday was taken up with reinforcing the link between Berkhamsted, the school at which we both work, and Sandi Senior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape. But this link has allowed to us to experience things we would never have had the opportunity to do if Meg had not stepped forward to be the link coordinator ... read more
Gravel Roads and Big Skys
Inspirational Quote
Mandela House

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg August 3rd 2013

Our holiday is winding down now so in a break with tradition we are going to combine the last two days in our blog, mainly because we spent most of day 13 on the road, much of which was flat fields with not a lot to comment on. However, despite roadworks, we made good progress to Johannesburg and even managed to navigate our way through the city, having missed our turning off the ring road. The hotel proved a vast contrast to our previous stops, being filled with beautiful well-dressed residents - we must have looked like the country cousins, turning up in the dusty pickup truck into the plush resort. We spent the evening wandering around the local streets before finding somewhere to eat in the evening, at a plush little restaurant not far from ... read more
Shanty Town
Mandela House
Hector Pieterson Museum

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg May 19th 2013

OK well now that we are finally on the road this should the start of many blogs to come. This will depend greatly on wifi and Internet availability as we go through various countries. But first things first...we started off in Auckland with an early rise on Saturday morning to head to the airport and had an uneventful flight through to Johannesburg. The flight from Sydney through was 14 hours which we spent snoozing and watching the latest movies compliments of Qantas. Arrival at Johannesburg at about 4pm on the same day and we have made our way to the Garden Court Hotel safe and sound. To catch up on jet lag it was an early night into bed and today we plan to have a relaxing day around the hotel to catch up with a ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Roodepoort February 15th 2013

From the previous entry: “From Nasca the road went on to Lima, where we arrived fairly early in the afternoon but had to spend a good time looking for a decent priced hotel.” Lima proved to be the end-station for us in South America. At least as far as our traveling is concerned; not the end of our troubles though. After all the things I didn´t like about South America: the rain, the insects but above all the corruption, thieving and fault-finding, the pettiness and intolerance, topped by the sheer indifference and incompetence of forwarding personnel to get our car into a container and send it off to Durban. I´ll come back to that. But before I do, I must admit we saw interesting and beautiful things as well and we look back at fabulous experiences. ... read more

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

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Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg January 4th 2013

This is another small step for Mans journey into the universe...The Continuation of The journey to make space travel a possibility... II. ZOR ( Stardate 71212) A Warriors Wish Have you seen the glittering Uma Snake?- Under a Golden Chan Moon?- Can you sing upon the rainbows of the Holy Zanscar? Or have you felt the Zars wind sparkle on a Winged Zedar? Could you wish upon the Horizon?- Of a Scarlett setting Yun? And have you seen your soul rising?- In the clouds of a silver Von? Perhaps, if I carved my Zanzanite of truth?- How wonderful would its reflection .... Dance upon your spectrum...?- Singing such sweet harmonies of my Love for you... Promise me your Maham, my friend - when I'm gone; Bury me beneath the twin suns... under a giant Zora in ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg January 4th 2013

This is a science fiction stry Ive written for my son Jeremias E. Denton. I hope you will enjoy it,Love your dad.One day we will be together. II. ZOR ( Stardate 71212) A Warriors Wish Have you seen the glittering Uma Snake?- Under a Golden Chan Moon?- Can you sing upon the rainbows of the Holy Zanscar? Or have you felt the Zars wind sparkle on a Winged Zedar? Could you wish upon the Horizon?- Of a Scarlett setting Yun? And have you seen your soul rising?- In the clouds of a silver Von? Perhaps, if I carved my Zanzanite of truth?- How wonderful would its reflection .... Dance upon your spectrum...?- Singing such sweet harmonies of my Love for you... Promise me your Maham, my friend - when I'm gone; Bury me beneath the twin ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg December 27th 2012

DISCLAIMER: IF SOME OF THE CONTENT IS NOT TO YOUR LIKING PLEASE ADVISE. HERE I AM EXPERIMENTING WITH A NEW PHILOSOPHY IVE LEARNED ON MY TRAVELS THAT WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT FORM OF ATAVISTIC CAPITALISM... AND IT ALL BEGINS... IN MY OWN HOME... SO LAUGH... CRY...GET ANGRY... BUT ENJOY... A VERY... VERY CHICKEN STORY! My chicken story- part one I bought a chicken the other day with the view of letting it lay eggs... it has been 4 days so far - it hasnt laid any eggs...but I've been getting to know my chicken quite well...this is the story so far- Its a white hen... I bought it from a farmer who has a business called " Vryloop"( means free range) - I bought it for R50 which included some packets of feed. His name was ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg December 7th 2012

WALKABOUT JOHANNESBURG Discover DOWNTOWN Joburg CBD for yourself- Tailormade,safe morning walks through the New York of Africa! Contact Robin on 076 2003 772 to book your walkabout Jozi Tour. Points of Interest In Joburg: 1. Constitution Hill & the Old fort where South Africas Constitutional Court sits and makes landmark decisions. See the highest land point in the city and visit the Old Fort where Nelson Mandela and other politIcal prisoners were held in the Rivonia trial. 2. Newtown- Visit the "... read more
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