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Mar 29, 2011 - Blyde River Canyon & Lydenburg (aka Mashishing)

Left our nice little house this morning and went down the road, into Graskop town, and availed ourselves of one of Graskop's well-known pancake breakfasts. Very nice, thankyou! Across the road from where we were having breakfast on an outdoor verandah, were several touristy shops including an ‘African Silk’ shop. We went in there after eating because I was interested in seeing it having been around several silk weaving places in Thailand and Vietnam and we were given the full tour of what turned out to be a very large place behind the store...

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Oct 5, 2007 - South Africa - Mashishing (Lydenburg)

After saying farewell to John and Doreen we headed off to the province of Mpumalanga, "The Place of the Rising Sun". After driving the long way around to avoid motorway tolls we arrived at Middleberg, and proceeded north to Dullstroom. Consisting of only a few quiet streets with pine trees, it is famous for its trout fishing. We finally arrived at Mashishing (formerly Lydenburg, meaning 'Town of Suffering'), our destination for a couple of nights. This is also the new home of Patricia (Debbie's sister) and her husband Zyl. The rest of the...

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