Exploring Durban on a Sunny Day!

By Mridula Dwivedi May 13, 2013 16 Comments , ,

I arrived at Durban really tired and crumpled. And by the time I could even vaguely take stock it started raining. And it rained for more than a day almost continuously. And then today morning when I very reluctantly opened my eyes this was the view that greeted me right out of my hotel window!

Sunrise from my Hotel Window, Durban

Sunrise from my Hotel Window, Durban

I hope I get a similar view tomorrow and that I wake up less reluctantly as well. I have also spotted birds around the area but I do not promise that I will get up early enough to click pictures!

uShaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa

uShaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa

And then in the evening we had a few hours to spare. It was bright and sunny, a lovely day to roam around. We first visited a local flea market. It was so colorful, I love the African colors, they are so vibrant and earthy. I also find it simply amazing the way people carry those bright colors here. After that we to the uShaka Marine World and took a stroll around. There I saw this gondola on the water as the sun was turning everything to gold!

Durban, South Africa

Durban, South Africa

We then went to the beach and it was such a good decision. It was full of people, today being Sunday, and a great place to take a stroll. I wish I would see the view through the eyes a little more, rather than primarily through the viewfinder. And that is going to be my ‘note to self’ for today as well.

The Pier at uShaka, Durban

The Pier at uShaka Marine World, Durban

After standing for a while my colleagues realized I would not stop clicking pictures unless they dragged me away, literally. So they offered if we chould walk by the beach to go back to our hotel. I readily agreed. They were almost always walking ahead of me and waiting with impatience while I tried to click one more shot!

Walking on the Beach, Durban

Walking on the Beach, Durban, South Africa

It has been a day well spent first at INDABA 2013 and then later as we explored Durban on a sunny day. Tomorrow we explore parts of Durban with South Africa Tourism and I am so looking forward to it.

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16 thoughts on “Exploring Durban on a Sunny Day!”

  1. Lovely photos. Your note to self does need to be read. Forget the camera in the room for at least one walk some where. Maza aayega.

  2. Matheikal thank you.

    Kislaya thank you.

    Meena thank you.

    Madhu I will try but I don’t promise. 😀

    Jiggyasa thank you.

    Thank you Meghana.

    Tushar thank you.

    Yes Prasad and even though it is winter it is still quiet warm here at least during the day.

    Thank you Niranjan.

    Thank you Thumblina.

    Thank you Anupam.

    Thank you My Say.

    Thank you Farzna and Ali.

    Thank you Debopam.

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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