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The African adventure begins

March 30, 2007 Syd - Johannesburg

sunny 19 °C
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Well what a flight, 14 hours of video's, beer and sleeping, the holiday had truly begun!!

We arrived in Johannesburg at about 4pm in the afternoon and was met by Cormak, the son of the Guest House owner. He took us for a short tour of Johannesburg which was awesome. It was nice to have an idea of where we were staying in reference to the city centre, trouble spots and safe spots. Thankfully we were staying in a safe area of town.

Here are a couple of pictures of the Guest House we stayed at.
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On arrival to the Guest House we realised we were actually staying over the road from where Phil spent the first three years of his life. What a coincidence, needless to say, Phil was trying to sneek a peak of the front/back yards through the electric fences.

A very cultural dial in pizza, pasta and beer finished our day where in local time it was 9pm but body time was about 3am.

Throughout our blog posts we thought we would catagorise our experiences into three `Stuff`catagories:

Big Stuff - Major experiences, events, buildings, cultural observations etc.

Small Stuff - Smaller things that may otherwise not be mentioned in stories of travel, ie., the quality of service, the price of milk, the different beer/wine, the happy and sad people we meet or observe,

Our Stuff - The experiences, events and observations that have made a personal impression on us ie., experiencing third wourld living conditions, hearing a lion roar.

Cheers for now.

Phil & Skye

Picking up gold made just near Johannesburg
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Nelson Mandella┬┤s house in Johannesburg
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Posted by Philby44 19:45 Archived in South Africa

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by ristinw

Gret update Phil and Skye - superb pics of a wonderful country. We enjoyed the Zulu Connection Choir from the Valley of 1000 Hills at St.John's Church at Reid yesterday - very inspiring and we have the brochure for you when you return to OZ. Only for under 26's but right up your alley of assistance and enthusiasm for countries not as well off as ours. It was a huge success here in Canberra. Lots of media coverage, and heaps of dancing in the Church hall and opportunities to yell and scream out.
We are watching the BLOG on a daily basis and so inspired by what you young ones are doing. Keep in touch please. We go o/seas to further final research for the www.thomasgrahamwritings.com project. Let's keep in touch. Cheers and love to you both on this incredible journey.

by Beagle

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