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Anja’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 01 Oct 2005

Location: Alicedale, South Africa

MapAs you can probably see it's pretty late (or early!) By the way it's 1.15am. Have pretty much been awake since getting up in UK on 29/09!! Is it really October? Who sleeps on the plane anyway?
Journey over wasn't too bad - very long & due to being rushed through check-in at Joburg they left my luggage behind! Aahhhh. Luckily it followed pretty swiftly on next flight & we waited in PE for it. What's a girl to do without clean .....?
Great drive up to Alicedale, taking in the sights & nearly killing a vervet monkey on the way. My first wildlife!! (Unfortunately I missed the ostrich!) Got my first view of the Indian Ocean from the plane. Can't wait to dip those toes!
The guys here are great & we've been met with such kindness by everyone (although some were under the influence, so to speak)
We've settled in, tried out the swimming pool (very cold) & been introduced to the local hostelries. How cheap is vodka over here??? (The answer is very...)
I'm obviously typing this at some ungodly hour of the morning considering the sleep deprevation but thought I'd better start as I meant to go on. Although I am going running in a few hours with my new running partner - a rhodesian ridgeback!
Will be uploading some photos shortly so watch this space......

Goodnight xxx