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First Night in South Africa

The following occurred during our first night in Joburg. I was debating on whether i should include this incident. I finally decided it was important to share, because it's part of my overall experience.

Sunday Night:
Sitting in a restaurant, to order a well deserved meal, our party of 4 was asked to leave... Our host explained that the kitchen was closing, so they would not be able to accept anymore orders (-t was only 845pm). Knowing the history of SA, we had no idea how to respond or what to think. So, being strangers in a strange land, we accepted and left...

Later, we inquired with our hotel front desk, how restaurants operated. And they confirmed that restaurant kitchens have a tendency to close early. We accepted this explanation with a bit of relief, but it still left a bitter taste in mouth. SA's history is one full hardship, and discrimination. So, I now realize I have an underlying fear of being exposed harshly to this history.
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Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

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Posted by Dwayne Ashley 06:11

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