Afrikaans 37

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The official language of South Africa is Afrikaans – a Dutch dirivitive. Some TV personalities speak one sentence English followed by one sentence Afrikaans with English subtitles underneath.

We do not do a very good job with local cuizine, mostly we’re just too cheap. We’re staying at a hostel (backpacker) trying not to get in the way of all the youth. We gave up our rental car and now we’re so excited to have discovered local taxi vans. They’re loud and crowded, but we can ride everywhere for about 60 cents (5 rand) as opposed to taxis that are 10 rand per KM. We are down to eating KFC, Cheerios, jelly sandwiches, coffee and tea with an occasional banana.

We went to Ma Ma Africa for a fancy dinner with music. Often when we hear music here, it’s Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow and Hose Filiciano. But this band was great with drums and shouting and dancing. We passed up the ostrich for a T bone steak.

Tomorrow we head to Malawi and may not have internet or even electricity for a couple of weeks.

Thanks so much for your comments. We love to hear from you!

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2 Responses to “Afrikaans 37”

  1. Jeanne Leezer Says:

    I am so happy that Bob posted the website address on facebook ’cause I had lost it. Wow what a journey so far and you are not even half way done. We pray for your work and your safety all of the time and that God will use you in the best possible ways. We are very proud of you both and quite impressed with your food intake and adventurousness. You are doing a great job of giving all of us arm chair travellers some of the sights and feelings of your journey…keep up the good work.
    Our love and prayers go with you…Jeanne for Dave too

  2. PiterJankovich Says:

    My name is Piter Jankovich. oOnly want to tell, that your blog is really cool
    And want to ask you: is this blog your hobby?
    P.S. Sorry for my bad english

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