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Old 11-04-2017, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: Maps are fun, so is food.

I did a 3-week project in Gaborone while living in Joburg. Flying is quicker in the morning, but each airline (I think there were two options) basically has one aeroplane that shuttles back and forth during the day, so delays of close to 2 hours (on a 40 minute flight) can build up by early evening. When I drove I had to wait an hour at the border until they realised this dumb Engelsman wasn't going to give them a bribe, and go quite slowly through the towns full of goats, cattle and donkeys (on the South African side. Botswana side is better organised, and, as you point out, not much distance from the border).

Also: dorp is a word adopted into South African English, and the plural is dorps.

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