African shoestrings – Malawi Day One Hundred and Two Blantyre

An hour later we got our bags and decided that enough was enough, it was time to jump ship! We had already learnt that the Bus Company in an amazing piece of logic had decided to fix the clutch by sacking the bus driver and a replacement driver had already miraculously arrived. This was the … Continue reading African shoestrings – Malawi Day One Hundred and Two Blantyre

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty – Cape Town

What was in regular service were the minibus taxis. If you have being paying attention you'd remember that I've mentioned these before. These are generally run by black or more often or not in Cape Town, coloured South Africans and are mostly used by both these groups of people. They are of course found in … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty – Cape Town

African shoestrings – South Africa Day two

After overnighting in the Road Lodge Johannesburg Airport, we collected our wheels the next day and drove away from J'burg as quickly as we could. One of the two most striking things about the roads in South Africa is the number of lunatics that drive on them! These lunatics in Mercs and BMWs and in … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day two