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I think most people in a new country and after a day of flying wouldn’t spend their first night getting drunk. I am however not your normal person!

After setting off from my house at 1pm on Wednesday (4th) I ended up spending far too much time in Gatwick (which in my opinion is the shittest of all airports) but made the most of it by reading about JavaScript (by the way Chris Heilmanns book is very good indeed). I made my way to Madrid then Johannesberg and then (finally) onto PE (which is the cool way of saying Port Elizabeth), arriving at 5.40pm. I got my taxi to my b&b, got settled in, paid a load of money to people then decided to hit the town!

After receiving a bunch of ideas from the very nice and helpful b&b staff and also from Linda I went with their suggestion of the Blue River Cafe (which strangly is above a KFC!). A very nice meal was had – snails starter, fillet steak with a Brandy sauce (cooked perfectly!) and a bottle of wine later I got the bill which came to……….R200, which is about &pound14!!!!! Very pleased with the meal I booked in for Saturday night and I plan of samplng the local seafood (what is a kinglip??!?!??!)

I then notcied the wine had gone to my head and walking home was probably more difficult than it should have been – but I made it back, watched some bizarre TV channels trying to find movies and fell asleep after raiding the mini bar to tackle the munchies!

Next stop – safari!!!!!

  • http://cazmockett.blogspot.com Caz Mockett

    The “paid a load of money to people” bit sounds like you were out there to pay off your blackmailers or something!! What have you got to hide?? :-)

  • http://www.sheilafarrell.com Sheila Farrell

    “new country, same old div” reminds me a saying by Paul Hogan which goes something like this “if you feel like a fish out of water, take your water with you”.

    Julian did something similar on his first trip to Sydney with me. It was our mate James’ birthday the day we arrived so met him in Paddington and Jules was so bemused by the lack of pint glasses that he drank loads of schooners thinking they we’re the same as half-pints … not quite!! I had great fun trying to get him back to my Mum’s place :-)

    Enjoy your safari!