Outside The Box
Ah so many things I won't miss, but let's not dwell aye - oh but I kind of am aren't I! Let's focus on the good, why not, I got out of this shithole for a couple of days and travelled to the coast to Durban - it was beautiful and finally a chance to spot some decent totty, namely in the form of surfer dudes on the beachfront, my word they cut a fine figure!! Despite it being winter here, you would not have known it as we basked in a glorious 26 degrees overlooking the Indian Ocean supping on a cold beer.
Two days felt a week it was that good, being able to walk out of your front door without fear of being mugged or worse, felt like a treat! We went to the Ocean Park there, you know one of those places with aquariums and dolphins and shit. The dolphin show was one of the worse things I had ever seen, but quite funny (in an embarassing kind of way) during the 30 minutes of the show we could bare to sit through we saw about 5 minutes of actual dolphins (gay sharks according to glee) and 25 minutes of awful filler, including dolphin biology and life cycle set to music "The baby suckles it's mother for up to a year-ear".
When we got back to the airport, narrowly avoiding death by our taxi driver falling asleep and veering into the oncoming traffic! We find our flight has been delayed, they closed the airport for the king and queen of Spain, subsequently flights were not allowed to land - some had had to return to the origin airport, we're quite happy our friend has access to the business lounge and we settle in to the free bar.
One of the few surprise experiences of this trip was actually trying a session of boxing - I can't say I was particularly great at it. But it was just a brilliant bit of exercise and I will definitely try it again.