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October 8

Until we return home we will now be on a plane everyday except one.  Today our travels are from Durban to Johannesburg.  On our way to the Durban airport we encountered quite a lot of traffic.  From large trucks to small cars all going varying speeds and driving quite erratically.  As we were driving we kept seeing people stopped on the side of the road by official looking individuals with bright vests.  We wondered what they were doing until one of them was in front of our car pointing for us to pull over.  He checked Troy's license, looked like he was comparing it with the sticker on the car, checked all 4 tires, thanked us and we were on our way again.  We couldn't tell if they were looking for something specific or just performing random checks.

Today we fly South African Air to Jo'burg.  It is a pretty decent airline and I would definitely fly them again if given the opportunity.  Troy and I are staying at the Hilton in Standton, while Randy and Charlotte are at a different hotel.  The Hilton hotel is a very nice establishment in the business area.

Dinner was at The Butcher Shop located in a bustling area of the city called Mandella Square.  The restaurant had several different sections and shops including an amazing butchery and deli, a very well stocked wine store and several different styles of seating areas.  After we were sat we were brought a bowl of bread seasoned well with rosemary and sea salt.  This was accompanied by a bowl of really tasty sausage in a sauce.  The sausage almost melted in your mouth.  We both ordered a rocket salad as a starter and both of us had meat.  Troy a T-Bone and I had Springbok. The Springbok was pretty tasty and Troy was tempted to chew on the remains on the bone. Afterward we stopped at the wine shop, then back to the butchery and deli where we ended up buying Droe Wors as it was on the list of foods to try.  

Posted by dtbradley 04:00 Archived in South Africa

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