Thursday, March 19, 2015

Doing the tourist-thing in Durban Part 2

Continuing our tourist travels in our own backyard (this blog is beginning to feel like a "Welcome to Durban" campaign .... it won't go on forever, promise!)

While Laura was with us we spent a day in the KZN Midlands.  We first visited our home-town, Greytown, where Laura's mom had spent a few months with my family as a Rotary Exchange Student back in the 80s.


Photo taken from Tranquili-tea restaurant in Greytown
 
 
We continued driving through the Midlands, stopping at Rawdon's for lunch, before making our way to the Nelson Mandela Capture site to round off our day.  There was so much more I would love to have done with Laura in the Midlands, but time was very limited unfortunately.
 

 
I love the Madiba statue, so unique! 
 

 
We made a visit to the iHeart market on the Saturday that Laura was with us.  By this time I had started fighting the flu, so while the younguns did the Sky-car at Moses Mabhida, I sat under a tree feeling sorry for myself.
 


 
Confession: I stole ^^ this^^ picture of the Moses Mabhida Stadium off the internet.
 
A couple of days later, Grant and the girls visited Phezulu Safari Park (at this point I had succumbed to the flu-bugs I had been fighting!)
 




 
 

We did all sorts of other bits and pieces while Laura was with us - we ate bunny chow, made a brief visit to uShaka, the girls went to a music show (Matthew Mole was there) and they spent a couple of days on the South Coast, they went to the beach (had a surfing lesson) and Laura learnt to make typical Durban roti, we also spent some time at our local hospital... but that's another story!  

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