Monday, 17 August 2009

Johannesburg (South Africa), Gaborone (Botswana)

I have a long time friend called Thandi. I met her in 2001 during my first year at the Manchester Metropolitan University. We have since been friends through thick and thin. I like to call her “My Ride or Die Chic” You know that kind of friend who has seen you at your lowest and at the same time rocked with you during the time of abundance. That’s who Thandi is to me. To cut the long story short, Thandi is from Botswana. The first time she told me her country, I was like “huh? Where be that?” Lol. It was from her that I learnt that Botswana is a prosperous African country of about 3 million people (only!) in the southern region of Africa. Botswana is a country blessed with diamonds and shares boarders with South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia. So I find myself in Botswana with Thandi after a long driver through Johannesburg in South Africa and guess who drove the whole 450km?. Lol. I will be here for a total of 2 weeks before I return back to the UK. The whole trips has been so surreal and trust that I will sit down to dedicate a thorough post. For now, I am enjoying what it is to be in a prosperous African nation. The prosperity is so amazing that it almost brings tears to my eyes knowing that this is something Nigeria desperately needs. I will be sure to update this blog with full details of my trip once I am back in the UK. Until then… stay blessed!

Tolantino (without wax...)

9 comments:

akaBagucci said...

Keep repping...... And enjoy Botswana...I hear it's a beautiful country too...

aloted said...

Wow! Great! I did my uni (undergrad) in Botswana and still have a few friends there...if u r nice imma hook u up :)

Make sure u visit the uni....they have only one! :)

Tolantino said...

@ akaBagucci, So far from all I have seen of Botswana, I cannot complain at all. Infact, I am just stunned. They actually respect their police!! Lol..

@Aloted..I didnt know you did ur undergrad over here. Wetin u study and what year did you finish? Maybe I can ask my friends here if they know you ;-)

aloted said...

abi o..i keep surprising u abi...

i doubt ur friends might know me..but try sha...i finished 2001, Bsc Computer Science. My uncle is one of the lecturers in that dept...i can give u more details via email before i put my life history on ur blog ;-)

Sisto said...

Babe,am i jealous????u know the answer already.sometimes i wonder if we work for the same firm o.u're having fune meanwhile my ass is warming up for sch entrance exam. Anyway,so u finally hook up with Thandi again?My love to her.Tell her I can testify u have missed her plenty cos u wan kill mi with her gist for UAE.
Enjoy sha,I must take a vac soooooooooon

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bathmate said...

nice posting....i like it...it is really helpfull to all..Great! I did my uni (undergrad) in Botswana and still have a few friends there...

Bathmate

MR B said...

Interesting...met a Thandi from Zim/Bots recently...seems to be a lot of them down there...also going to Botswana (Chobe) for the first time in a couple of weeks...can't wait!

Tolantino said...

Mr B - Thandi is indeed a very popular name out there. I cannot believe you are going to Chobe! Goshness! I am totally jealous.hope u enjoy the trip