The Roads in Gaborone
30 years ago in 1989…Driving on the roads in Gaborone was a completely different experience to what we were used to in Zimbabwe.
All of the roads were linked with round abouts ( we used to call these “circles”). We soon realised that over the weekends drunken drivers used to end up in the middle of them. Some of the roads were still dirt and very dusty. Often you would be driving along and have to give way to goats, chickens, cattle, donkeys and kids!
Driving in to most of the Hotels, in the city, you would have to go over a cattle grid. These were there to stop cattle and donkeys roaming onto the hotel grounds and eating the lush grass that had been watered.
The first set of traffic lights (robots) had just been put in. These were also proving to be very challenging with the drivers.
Because of the layout of all of the roads it was quite easy to feel a bit lost, but if you kept going you usually ended up recognising where you were.
Jamie had started a play group and was making lots of new friends. I also got to meet all the Mums and we were all having a great time.
Hughan was growing quickly. He was always very content and enjoying life. We were still unaware he couldn’t hear us.