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A bit of a downer

Brief update today. It was our only full day in Johannesburg, so we made the most of it by sleeping in until 10. We went to breakfast on the terrace (fruit and then pancakes for both of us). The view over the northern suburbs was lovely. Then we went to the gym. Then Keats came and picked us up and we went to a cafe called Vovotelo in Parkhurst. Andrew had a pizza with ham and brie. I had a lamb burger. Both were delicious.

After lunch we called a taxi and headed to the Apartheid Museum, which as (a) very very far away and (b) a bit of a downer. It was actually really interesting to learn more about the historical antecedents to formal apartheid, and shocking to understand the dereliction of duty by the Liberal government in the UK that passed (and stood by) the 1909 South Africa Act. Between that and the 1911 Parliament Act, Asquith may have just surpassed Thatcher as my least favourite PM of the 20th century.

Anyway, after the Museum we headed back to the hotel, where we met Keats and drank the wine we’d bought at La Motte on Tuesday. Then we headed to Wombles for dinner, where we were met by our friend Julie. Andrew and I both had fillets; he had cajun calamari to start and I had a salad. We had some very good wine that Keats ordered.

Now we’re heading to bed since tomorrow we have to get up at 6 to fly to Mauritius for the last leg of the honeymoon. It’s going so fast!

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