Visit to Durban

I took a weekend trip to Durban when I lived in South Africa.  I had always heard that there are a lot of people of Indian descent, and the stories did not lie.  They were everywhere you looked.

I had lunch at the revolving restaurant.  I can’t remember how the food was, but I liked having a revolving view of the city.

Yep, revolving restaurant!

Yep, revolving restaurant!

 

View one

View one

 

View 2 - loading dock

View 2 – loading dock

 

View 3 - Moses Mabhida Stadium view

View 3 – Moses Mabhida Stadium view in the distance

 

View 4 - Downtown Durban

View 4 – Downtown Durban

 

 

View 5 - ah, palm trees.  Beautiful view

View 5 – ah, palm trees. Beautiful view

I later took a walk on the beach where I saw some interesting and shocking things.    The interesting ones are shown in the pictures below, but I could/would not capture the shocking one.  There are open public showers where swimmers can clean up.  Well, one woman decided that taking a shower with her bathing costume was not good enough, so she showered in the nude and was laughing away.

There was a lot of sand art

 

The Titanic

The Titanic

 

The Calabash Stadium

The Calabash Stadium

I had heard of tides before, but had never seen one at work so to speak.  My guide took me to one spot and said it was very beautiful when the tide was high.  I could not believe that the water would come right up to the buildings in another hour, so I asked that we take a tour around town and come back later.  An hour later, the water  was right up to the buildings – what a surprise and an educational moment for me!

Baptism in the Indian Ocean

Baptism in the Indian Ocean

 

My favorite place was to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, a really beautiful place.  I did some gambling at the casino and decided that it was a boring way (for me, at least) to spend time.  I am glad, because I think it is an expensive pastime.  All in all, I had a good time in Durban.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. allysoally
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 16:31:42

    Nice post…I love Durban! 🙂

    Reply

  2. Jill Weatherholt
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 02:03:14

    Fantastic photos! That really is quite a view. Thanks for not sharing the shot of the woman in the shower…LOL!

    Reply

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