Doing the Tourist Thing in Pretoria

Monday, January 9, 2012  at 6:58 AM
Chris and I had fun exploring Pretoria for a few days as stereotypical tourists, quite a change from much of the past few months in rural Africa!  

In front of the beautiful Parliament building in Pretoria

Exploring the Voortrecker Monument, which was erected to remember the Voortrekkers, the pioneers who left the Cape Colony to venture further inland in South Africa

Many of the old buildings downtown looked very European, reflecting the aesthetics of the early European colonists

Watching a wedding procession pass through the cultivated gardens in front of the Parliament building with the skyline of downtown Pretoria in the distance

Hanging out in a park in downtown Pretoria, loving the huge old trees

Venturing into a huge modern mall for the first time in about six months--it was a bit mind-boggling!
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