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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pretoria

On our way back from Sun City we took a little detour to the Johannesburg airport and drove through Pretoria. The city (their main capital) was beautiful and quaint in many areas. We drove through the main square and our driver informed us about how under apartheid, only whites were allowed in the area. Today, we were the only white people around. It's quite remarkable the changes in this country in a short 15 years. We also learned about some racial tensions in the city today and saw some key battle sites from the war between the Boers and the English. History was just oozing out of every corner. It was also great to see the University of South Africa - a huge institution overlooking the area on a hill. It was a great diversion on our way back to the airport.

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