Autumn in Jo’burg

By: sross9

Apr 24 2012

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Category: johannesburg


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Our weekend was all up in the air. About nine hours from Vancouver to London, a seven hour layover at Heathrow, then eleven hours to O.R.Tambo in Johannesburg, in the province of Gauteng. Whew!

We spent our first full day adjusting our circadian rhythm to the nine hour time zone change. I continue to be sleepy at inconvenient times and wide awake at 2:30 AM.

Ian’s brother, Mike is our host. For now, wandering around his garden and having conversations over tea are just the right level of activity.

The photo above is the corrugated tin roof on Mike’s lapa, an outdoor shelter used for entertaining. Lapas more commonly have a thatched roof, but Mike’s lapa works perfectly well for a weekly braai, Afrikaans for barbeque.

A view to inside the laundry, a small brick structure separate from the house.

Blue bottle fly, “bromvlieg” in Afrikaans

Birds basking in the evening sun on the clay-shingled rooftop


2 comments on “Autumn in Jo’burg”

  1. Great presentation, colourful with lovely pictures Shelley. Pleasure to read. Are you making a TV show now!! hint hint.

  2. Hi Shelley,
    Looking forward to following you on your adventures.
    See you when you get back.


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