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Friday, June 4, 2010

Monday 31 May Creighton to Port Elizabeth

Today we had a 13 hour bus ride from Creighton to Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape Province.

We passed through the Transkei, once an ‘independent’ homeland under the apartheid regime, and one of the poorest areas of South Africa.

Poverty does not seem to be an obstacle when it comes to students being neatly attired in school uniform.

South Africa is a land of contrasts. We passed Nelson Mandela’s house on the highway just outside Mthatha and many closely settled rural areas.

We also passed through a number of busy market towns and saw plenty of roadside stalls.

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