This morning, Cyril picked us up and we went on an adventure to Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa!! It was very nice, we drove there and stopped in at the Sheraton Hotel for lunch, which was toasted sandwiches (SO GOOD) and SA-style "chips" aka "proper french fries" (SO GOOD), maaan it was fun.
Then off to the Union Buildings, which are somewhat like the Ottawa Parliament buildings, but just the offices for the administration of the government. Nelson Mandela had his office in there!!!! So cool. The parks and flowers around there were cool, and we saw an Ibis flying!!
Then back to Sandton which is near where Cyril lives. We looked in the shopping center and the hotel where he sends some of his business clients to. Then a photo with the big brass Nelson Mandela statue in the Nelson Mandela Square, followed by a Grenadilla (Passionfruit) Milkshake!! It was so good.
Tonight we stayed here at Jimmy and Mookie's house, and I spent some time getting the computer in a better state. Now for some photos.
Turn off to Pretoria
University in Pretoria
McDonald's even has a gate here
Nice tree pathway
Art at the hotel
Cool tea cups and sugar on a stick
African art in the bathroom
Cool head bust
Chillin' at the Sheraton after lunch
Me and Norm outside the Sheraton
View of Pretoria
WW I and WW II monument
"Birds of Paradise" and other flowers
Then we saw this Ibis flying by!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Outside the parliament buildings
SA Flag and the Union Buildings
Cyril near the monument
View of the whole main part of the Union Buildings
Haha this word is SO long
Johannesburg Stock Exchange buiding
Apparently for 30 Rand (i.e like $3.75) you can get your car washed by someone while you shop
Weird McDonald's menu
Cows for some promotion
Nice view in the hotel
At the hotel
Me, Norm, and the Nelson Mandela statue
Good cat we saw at the cafe
Haha this cat is awesome
The cat and Nelson Mandela
Crazy, lots of people being transported home in a big truck
Beautiful sunset on the way home