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Jun 25, 2012 - Exploring Johannesburg

Hey! Today we explored the city of Johannesburg. My favorite thing was the Johannesburg Botanical Garden. There was a rose garden with over 10,000 roses! And besides the roses, there were many other themed areas including a bird sanctuary. There is so much variety in South Africa! Zach

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Jun 25, 2012 - Arrival in Johannesburg

Hey Everyone! Just arrived in the airport in Johannesburg, and this place is huge!!! This is without a doubt the largest airport I have ever been in. There are these really cool looking beams that look similar to the South African flag. Well, taxi is here to take us to our hotel. Definitely need a nap before we go exploring later today! Haley

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May 17, 2012 - Johannesburg

Saturday 12th May Victoria Falls Zimbabwe to Martins Drift Botswana Up and left the Adventure Lodge Hotel in Victoria Falls at about 6.15am and set off on the long drive back towards Joburg over the next two days. The weather was fine and dry. We (just us and Patricia, with Dzingi and Gladman in the cab) reached the Zimbabwe/Botswana border at about 7.30am and passed through quickly and then drove to Kasane for breakfast. There was nothing much open so we just bought some rolls, cheese, yoghurts and apples to eat on the way. Very...

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May 3, 2012 - Jo'burg

05/03/2012 1pm All preperations have been done and I am almost ready for my pick up at 5pm. The only things missing is lunch with a dear friend and the last rabis vaccination and than I'm ready to leave! My flight is due to leave Munich at 10pm and I will be arriving in Johannesburg at 8.30am tomorrow morning! My pick up arrived at 5pm sharp and the ride to munich was uneventful. After checking in my luggage I walked around a bit and than it was time to board the plane! the plane was not full by far so I managed to check myself an entire...

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Hakuna Matata

Apr 10, 2012 - Planes and Childbirth

An early start, shuttle to the airport, through all the rigmarole and finally a relaxing breakfast and last minute purchases before we board our flight for J’burg. A bit of a delay before takeoff – enough time to have a great chat to one of the stewards sitting opposite us. Has a wife and a couple of boys, speaks fluent Japanese and actually lived there for three years. Not sure why he took up a career in flying. Now I think international flights are a bit like childbirth. When you’re up there you suddenly remember how painful it all is and...

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Apr 1, 2012 - Apartheid Museum

@@@@@@@ After spending our first week in South Africa, in the lovely, leafy suburb of Rosebank, we had booked a taxi to take us to the train station situated in the heart of Johannesburg. The Lonely Planet guidebook had been very clear that there were areas of the central business district that should be considered off-limits to tourists, while others were relatively safe during the daylight hours. We were in need of some comfortable surroundings and quiet rest after our five weeks in Ethiopia, so we had chosen to stay in Rosebank and leave...

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Mar 15, 2012 - South Africa

South Africa is a country in the southern area of the continent Africa. It's a beautiful place about the size of Alaska. South Africa is in the southern hemisphere so the seasons are reversed. When it's winter here, it's summer there. In South Africa there are mountains, grasslands, and coastal areas, though most of the land is plateu. Although more than one half the population lives in big cities, many work on ostich farms. The people that do live on farms are expected to do certain things before they can go out to play. The boys are...

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Australia

Mar 15, 2012 - J'burg

@@@@@@@ Thank goodness we had booked our flights from Windhoek to Johannesburg before our credit cards were compromised, or we might have been stuck in Namibia waiting for the new ones to arrive. We had also made arrangements with Anne at the Rosebank Lodge to say for a week in order to recover from our adventurous camping safari. Our replacement cards had been issued almost immediately and we hoped and prayed that Canada Post would speed them to Edmonton so that they could be couriered to us in South Africa. You may wonder why we didn’t...

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Mar 14, 2012 - South Africa

Hey here in Johnnesberg, South Africa. I'm here because of the crimes and other problems in this area and other parts. I here that the housing for some people here is horrible and not healhty. The economy here is the best in south africa not like other areas though. The land here is 470,693 square miles and the climate is warm and sticky. The families around here are nuclear (4 to 5 people) with extended members of family. An exmple that I saw when I landed was when a bystander help a old lady acrossed the street and yes I believe that...

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Feb 12, 2012 - You who choose to lead must follow....

But if you fall, you fall alone If you should stand, then who's to guide you? If I knew the way, I would take you home.... I spoke too soon on how easy it was going to be leaving Laos. Me and my big mouth. As it turned out the morning I was to head out I manged to pull my lower back out. I mean pull it to the point that I could barely walk. Ouch. To make matters worse I came down with a nasty stomach bug/virus/bacteria/alien that was trying to claw its way out of my belly. So needless to say the journey was a challenge. I had to take a...

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Jan 3, 2012 - Johannesburg

Left Sydney on time - hooray QANTAS! Had a great flight - no turbulence - good food. Bonus of aerial views of Antarctica - sea ice, icebergs - worth the air fare alone. Sadly only thought about taking photo once we had passed the best of it. We were both blown away by it. Arrived in Joburg on time and caught the shuttle to our hotel which was in the casino complex (Emperor's Palace). Very nice room, walked over to the casino area for dinner. Lynn had prawns mussels and chips - David sole and chips + drinks. Total cost $A21. Reasonable...

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Dec 8, 2011 - Day 2

Day 2: December 8, 2011 (Thursday) We landed in Johannesburg, South Africa around 6pm there time, and 11am in Indiana. We had to go through customs. After that we stayed in the airport for a long time while we were waiting for someone to come pick us up. While we waited we took pictures in the airport and walked around. When my uncle (mom’s brother) finally called we went to go eat. While we were eating they came and we talked, then we talked. When we were done we all left and went to their house. When we got there our little cousins were...

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