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Malisa in Durban

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The cosmos welcomed us on the road when Kalie and I drove to Durban to meet up with Patsi and Malisa. The next pictures give an idea of what we saw along the road from Pretoria to Durban.

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Platberg near Harrismith

Afrikaskop on the horizon

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A view to the north from Van Reenen

Another view from Van Reenen

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Petrol station at Van Reenen

Near Swinburne


To Durbs!!

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On our way to Durban Malisa clicked away merrily. The next photos are some that she took while we traveled to the Flea market in Durban. I will be adding some comments from Malisa to the following photos to give you an idea of the reasons why these vistas interested her...

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Malisa: "OH, a left side passenger is on the OUTSIDE EDGE of the curve! Imagine the drop off!" Malisa: "Malisa the flatlander was happy to be on the inside of this curve!"

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Malisa: "Sure wish HOT Houston had bus shelters like this!" Malisa: Just one section of the skyline coming into Durban. Isn't the arched window building pretty?"

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Malisa: "There are arched bridges near my home in Houston... and when I saw these I felt right at home in Durban." Malisa: "Clean highways with lots of green lead right  into the city."
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The old Fort

Malisa had confusion when she was told we'd stop at a robot as South Africans don't call them "traffic lights". She loved the term "bakkie" for pick up trucks and the "panelbeaters" for auto body shops.

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Interesting architecture

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Overcast day at Durban Beach Front

Joe at the flea market

Malisa: Miami never looked this good! Malisa: "My favorite Tool Meister! Just look at all those tools!"

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Durban Flea Market

Crafts display

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Craft stalls

More craft stalls

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Malisa: "No room in the suitcase for this hat... and wearing it home was out. Someone would have thought I was a religious potentate!"

Malisa and the tablecloth seller

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Time for a  ciggie and a rest

Malisa: "I could have shopped till I dropped!"

Durban Beach Front


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Bicycle ride at the Beach Front

Mounted Police see to the law and order

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Durban Post Office

Durban Play House

A closer look at those windows

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Indian temple

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Rickshaw man