The tour starts So: the tour sets off today. We're off on a 25 day tour with Acacia Adventure Holidays. 12 of us leave on a truck from Johannesburg, headed first of all, the the Kruger Park. The truck is just that - a rigid HGV with a cabin on the back, that holds up to 24 people. Underneath it, is storage for tents, food and camping equipment. It's save to say the following 25 days will be interesting!
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Not a particularly busy day on this occasion. A quick trip to Constitution Hill, and Johannesburg Fort. This really is a depressing place. Lots of stories on walls about what life what like during the latter part of the the 1900s for people of all races and creeds in what was essentially a political prison.
So Friday pulls around, and it's off to the Apartheid museum we go. All in all, it's a very well presented exhibition. It's never really going to be the pragmatic display we'd like, mainly as apartheid by it's nature never was. Nonetheless, it's still very though provoking, and does make you stop and think how such a system could continue to exist until the very late 20th century. Afterwards, we headed out to Johannesburg Planetarium at Wits University, for...
So...day something or other... Not much has happened since we got here, spent most of yesterday doing some shopping for what and what not. Today, we had a drive out to a gemstone mine. Turns out it's a bit of a set-up, with a prentendy mine more for amusing kiddies. The owner does own mines, but they're in Zambia and Mozambique apparently. It's a clever ploy to get you into their jewellery store. Don't get me wrong, there's some nice stuff, but nothing we...
So, we finally made it! I'm going to keep this relatively short, as nothing of interest has happened. The trip to Newcastle Airport was 'interesting' thanks to some odd road works. Still, we got there on time. Uneventful flight, followed by 6 hours in Heathrow Terminal 5, which is such an odd place! Who decides at the last minute that they need to buy a suit from Tom Baker (Ted Baker?), or a pair of shade from Prada!? The long haul was also an uneventfu...