South Africa revisited!!!

Well en route but just back from South Africa. Another nice trip and was able to touch with old friends again. These are the quick visits as always but very nice memories. And I am on my way to Paris,London next…….

I went out by car from home with a bit extra time as it was raining on the N165 road, and to my surprise there was an accident and work construction on the road that was creating one lane only. Big slow down almost standstill. I thought would miss my plane at Nantes Atlantique airport:http://www.nantes.aeroport.fr/  . Hopefully, it cleared up but needed to do 150 KPH ::) ( about 93 MPH) , and got there just as the plane was been board! After this event flew well on AF to Paris CDG T2F, and easily went over to T2E for the flight to South Africa on AF as wellhttp://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/en/passengers/access/paris-charles-de-gaulle/terminals-map

The flight is long and this time it seems and was longer as usually go to Fourways, J’Burg first, but this time change at OR Tambo airport :http://www.airports.co.za/home.asp?pid=228 ;  there on a domestic SAA flight to East London. http://www.airports.co.za/home.asp?pid=352.  Once at East London I was picked up by car and taken to my hotel, the Riverbend B&B, which locals put me there, it was very nice like been at home and friendly service,http://www.riverbendguesthouse.co.za/   .  We did have dinner at a pricier property like a spa hotel resto,but only have the front in the photo and can’t remember the name lol!!! just been me I guess.

The next day we went to Abbotsford Arms pub, http://showme.co.za/east-london/events-entertainment/east-londons-pubs-and-bars/ ; where in addition to some real fine Carling Black Label beers we had this special menu 500g T-Bone smothered in our herb butter sauce, served with freshly cut chips and 2 veg. ONLY R99.00 .

A bit of driven in town to practice my right side wheel and it was off to the East London airport again this time to J’Burg. I was to land at 21h10 at OR Tambo airport and my shuttle to wait for me. However, I came domestic this time on terminal B and my shuttle was in internationals Terminal A!!!! So with little wifi:internet could not find his phone number, and were some trying moments until finally found his phone number to start a funny exchange. Noo I am at the information desk with a plaque holding your name, noo I do not see anybody in the ID, finally I said I am in terminal B oh oh I am in terminal A thinking you were coming international, noo the folks here knew I was coming domestic. Finally we hook up for the ride to my hotel.

The hotel was the nice City Lodge Fourways near the montecasino complex. https://clhg.com/hotels/120/City-Lodge-Hotel-Fourways ; this is a nice hotel first time in it and love it. Great restaurant area, with pool overlooking the city road at Witkoppen road.  Locals took me for lunch at the nice le Soufflé in Fourways a French style restaurant where I had my duck confit and more of that Black Label beers. http://www.lesouffle.co.za/

In the evening, I met a new friend and as had a car, we rode looking for this place I have heard call the Beer House, and after some trying as the friend was from Pretoria, we finally found the place ::) This is a pub with live music, 99 different beers and great menu in a resto laden road off the Witkoppen road as well but need to come by the Fourways Crossing mall side to get here. http://www.beerhouse.co.za/fourways/

We had a great time until very late; and a wonderful house burger and t bone steak with different beers but I stuck with the new found nice one Carling  Black Label. Just great company, happy lively place, good music and the place is loaded with likes establishements on the same side.

It was time for me to say goodbye to the springboks once again, and another nice visit of many more memories to last. On my way back got the airport early so went for my airport lunch this time at a new place too. The Keg and Aviator pub where I had another of those big juicy burgers and more of the wonderful Carling Black Label beers.  The place general page is here http://atthekeg.co.za/  ,and the one at the airport I try is this one http://www.saairports.com/or-tambo-international-airport/shop/36788-keg-aviator; they are in the public area of the airport to your end right.

The flight back was flawless, to Paris CDG T2E and then change easy to T2F for the last leg back to Nantes where my car was waiting for the trip back home. It was a very nice trip personal and business wise. Until the next time hopefully less than a year away. Cheers.

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