South Africa

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- International' started by MadHatter, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. nkp174

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    I will check into it once I have a firmer finish date. Thank you very much Bob!
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    In 1968, four freight runs were made on the DRGW narrow gauge.

    In the late 1800s, 3' gauge predominated in Colorado, and 4'8.5" was called "broad gauge" by locals.
  3. Bob Collins

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    Do you think it was called "Broad" gauge because it was used to bring all the ladies of the night to the mining towns? Just a thought sign1:rolleyes:
  4. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    sign1sign1sign1sign1sign1sign1 Hehe!

    NKP174 (or anyone else on here for that matter): If you come to S. Africa, be sure to take a visit to my house, you can even spend a few days if you want. There's lots of train places to see here in Johannesburg.
  5. nkp174

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    Thank you MadHatter. I will contact you when I'm able to visit.
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  7. Bob Collins

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    Be sure to try some biltong when you are in SA. Both he osterich (sp) and kudu are excellent:thumb:
  8. MadHatter

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    Speaking of Biltong, what is Beef Jurkey?

    I assume it is the same thing, as biltong is shreaded raw meat and, droe wors (dry sausage), is sticks of meat.

    You can buy "Bokoms" in Cape Town, which is fish biltong- we once had to take some with us back to Jo'burg, let me tell you that travelling 1500kilometers (999miles) with the stuff is a stinky affair!
  9. Bob Collins

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    Biltong that I had (both kudu and osterich) was must more moist that what I think of as the beef jerky we buy here in the States. I would definitely pass on the fish biltong:eek::eek: although I would be happy for someone to pay my way to go back to Cape Town to check everything else out. Do you know "bubbly"?

    Bob
  10. MadHatter

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    Hi Bob

    What you had is known as wet biltong- for obvious reasons.

    But you get the dryer types such as dry worse etc.

    Do you mean the stuff the Indians (well mainly) smoke- Hubbly Bubbly?
  11. Bob Collins

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    Yes, hubbly bubbly:thumb:

    We were having dinner at an outside restaurant one night while in Cape Town and kids a couple of tables away were doing hubbly bubbly:cool:
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    As far as I know it's not harmful actually- although these days they make it harmful by putting Zol (weed) in it too.

    Anyway, it's now thundering and storming and the rains a pouring, so I'm gonna disconnect for now.

    See you guys later....
  13. Bob Collins

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    When we went down to the Cape from Cape Town we came back along the Indian Ocean side through Simonstown. Somewhere along that stretch we ate lunch at the Black Marlin Restaurant. As I recall, excellent food, as it was everywhere we ate in SA and Lesotho.
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    Did you take the train to Simons Town? It's so cool to see the sea like a meter or two away from you and as the waves crash to feel the cool water spray come through the windows!
  15. Bob Collins

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    No we had a combie and driver. We used him most of the days we were in the Cape Town area then had him drive us to Port Elizabeth via the Little Karoo. As I recall we spent the night in Wilderness, near George. Beautiful drive.
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    Ah yes, did you go to the steam museum in George, they have daily operations in Summer.