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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

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The Republic of South Africa is comprised of nine provinces of which KwaZulu/Natal, where we were headed, is the nation's smallest. As we approached the resort city of Durban a group of us got up before sunrise to see an exciting sight.

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As the sun rose higher, Durban's distinctive soccer stadium, built for the 2010 World Cup, stood out in the early morning light. But that's not what we were waiting for.

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Every world port has rules procedures. A local pilot always comes aboard to guide the ship into harbor. Today the pilots were lowered to the ship by helicopter! It was a sight worth waiting for.

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We took the ship's shuttle bus to where we could catch a city bus - looking back we got a good view of Crystal's moving window washing apparatus.

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The Moses Mabhida Stadium (that's the one we saw on the skyline) has a really steep sky car that we took up to the viewing platform.

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Later, after using the "People Mover" buses some more, we poked around in the Victoria Street Market.

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We took the bus to the beach, part of Durban's "Golden Mile". We had no need to be pulled in one of the colorful rickshaws - a long walk along the beautiful beach front was just perfect.

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Posted by Swenigale 08:16 Archived in South Africa

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