Saturday, May 28, 2011
Clarice: "I have been thinking, I would like to change my tour. Will it be cold there? Where I come from we have indoor heating. What do you think the temperature will be? And, the scenery? And, the roads? Do you think, I would really want to spend four days at Vic Falls? What is Zimbabwe really like? Is it as bad as they say?"
"Could you please organise the Joh'burg/Soweto tour now? You have to speak to Samuel and my driver has to be Edward."
"Joy, I am so sorry to bother you again, I realise you are busy. Your telephone never stops ringing, so I could not sleep, and I was wondering if you had managed to change my tour for tomorrow yet?"
"This time its Pretoria and the Lion Park. Speak to Samuel and confirm that my driver has to be Edward again."
To Roger, on his arrival:
"Good afternoon. I am Clarice from Canada. What is your name? And, where are you from? This is a very nice place to stay. And, Joy will organise all the tours you want. If you need anything please let her know. She is here to help. I have been here for a two days, and if you need any advice and Joy is busy, I can always help. Where have you been and where are you going to? I have heard that Cape Town is lovely. I am going along the Garden Route, as well as Durban and Port Elizabeth. I hear that is in the Eastern Cape."
Same Roger, who sent an e-mail.
My flight is an odyssey of patience and endurance.
As a young man, I hitchhiked around the world, staying in many a hostel. So your establishment has a special meaning for me as it is a wonderful reminder of my earlier adventures.
Yet, after what will be about thirty hours in a pressurised tin can with only recycled air, I was wondering if there would be sufficient synaptic brain activity for me to figure out a taxi ride to your place. Your offer is the perfect solution.
Once I depart the USA it is essentially a non-stop flight so the only time to contact you is once I land and clear customs.
What have you found the best way to meet up?
Clarice and Roger natted on and on for hours.