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Johannesburg, South Africa

Alright we arrived. Got the 4x4 at airport and headed for the city. The arrows are different colours - red. Our first traffic light of the same colour - a local chic rocks up to the window with a blind dude on her arm, looking for money. I go "sorry, no, no".. and we drive on. Her smile back was brilliant. Our first encounter and no car jacking! We soon realise not to believe the hype!
We arrive to accommodation through jacaranda trees and park. Check in; head out on Soweto tour and expect to see all the shanty town sht. Don't get me wrong we do - but some of it is real nice -not seen too often on tv.
Noble peace prize street brings us to Mandela's house and Bishop tuttu's; and some other guy from 70's.
guide said there was no other city that held more than one prize like this; i stayed quiet on the Belfast thing. The stadium for 2010 world cup is being built and will be brilliant. The place is mad though - poor and dirty but full of happiness and contradiction.. on to Kruger........less politics........

permalink written by  Paddy&Kavitha on November 2, 2008 from Johannesburg, South Africa
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My two deary dears

Fabulous pictures. I envy you guys. But please do take great care.

Love you heaps.

Dad & Latha

permalink written by  Kavitha & Paddy on December 3, 2008

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