Is it just me or have you also noticed that the days are flying by? How can it be March already? If it’s March, it means a whole year has passed since Mr F and I went to South Africa. Good gracious.
It’s easy to be transported back to South Africa. I just have to eat a rusk with my breakfast coffee (I’ve written about rusks here).
Did you notice the tablecloth I bought in Johannesburg? It’s been on the dining table almost every day since our trip.
I’m ashamed to say I paid way too much too much for it. It’s so easy to be ripped off as another silly tourist
I bought the cloth from this woman who had her wares displayed on the sidewalk in Parkview, a suburb of Johannesburg.
You can’t just photograph people you meet. Only after I bought her tablecloth did she give me permission to take her photo.
I discovered it’s a lot easier to photograph signs…
Of course you wonder what they eat in South Africa besides rusks?
Near Cape Town:
Every house in the country has a high wall that’s at least six feet with barbed wire on the top, plus a large visible “sign” of armed response security.
We drove a relative’s low clearance six-year-old car when we went to Forest Creek Lodge a few hours north-east of Johannesburg. We were greeted with this sign at the gate.
What would you have done?
We took it as a challenge and carried on. Luckily for us it wasn’t raining, because the road was more like a donkey track. Keeping the car in first gear, it took over half-an hour to cover the four-and-a-half kilometers.
The Lodge didn’t disappoint. I wrote about it a previous post. Click here.
Most signs are in three languages:
A bus shelter
A corner store
A few signs in the Fort (which was the main jail in Johannesburg) and Robbin Island (where Nelson Mandela was held). The signs were covered in “plastic” which makes it hard to photograph.
I’ve never seen a sign like this in the United States
and finally if you’re in the mood, sit back and listen to South African music, Scatterlings of Africa by Johnny Clegg & Juluka.
while you watch the slideshow with more photos