Johannesburg, South Africa (Argentina v Mexico R16) June 26th 2010 A 5 hour drive found us back in Johannesburg, and back at the Purple Palms Hostel for 4 nights. It was nice to go back to a place where people knew us. This time we got to sleep in the cool cabin in the back yard. Good thing the electric heater worked well, though it was not as cold as it was when we were here the previous week.
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Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more