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!  

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In front of the beautiful Parliament building in Pretoria

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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

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

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

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

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