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3/15/10 6:40 A

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hey all
Pta has not been renamed to Tswane - the municipality is called Tswane, but there was a big issue with the name and the gvt actually retracted the renaming - for now at least. It is very different and keeps changing but still a great place to live, I think!

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3/10/10 7:07 P

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Yup, will be a walk in the park for you with all that picture experience you have. hehe
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3/10/10 3:26 P

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If that is true, then I should learn how to use the GPS cos I can upload pics on my site lol.

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3/10/10 12:13 A

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Wow! Photographic memories impress me, can remember holding the map to the wheel while driving, and I am never able to fold them back flat the way they are supposed to be..
Celest, I can't even download pictures onto my Sparkpage! GPS is a lot easier than that..
Great day to you!

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3/9/10 2:54 P

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I'm more than useless when it comes to GPS for two reasons. 1, I never know how far 100meters is and overshoot. Yeah dumb but that's me. 2, I can never follow the little arrow when trying to deal with CT's 3 lane traffic. I come from lil ol George with 2 main roads.
One day I may figure it out, like I did cell phones and internet etc but not yet.

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3/9/10 11:41 A

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I definitely do not do GPS. That woman never wants to take me the way I want to go.

My son tried to get me to use one but I now rely on my good old Braby's street map even if it is outdated by the time you buy it is still a safer bet for me. LOL

Call me old fashioned. Having a photographic memory I only have to study the map before I leave and do not have to refer to it again. Definitely a plus.

Have a wonderful evening everyone.

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3/8/10 11:39 P

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Love love love the GPS until that GPS chick starts fighting with me " if possible make a Uturn now "
I just feel better going into the city KNOWING I won't get lost. Can ask GPS chick for an alternate road etc.
The worst city one way wise is dear old Nelspruit- it makes very very little sense, and takes a long time to get used to.
To me all towns with universities have a good interesting young feel. Thats what I like about PTA

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3/8/10 12:59 A

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If you stay in a town to don't notice the changes so much. New in town you don't know the changes. We had the GPS guiding us to and from PTA. Then it died on us, but we were almost home when that happened.

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3/7/10 3:09 P

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Wow I haven't been to Pretoria for 24 yrs. The last time I was there, my aunt had to help through all the one ways. I'd have gotten hopelessly lost without her phone calls from phone booths every two blocks. lol. So much easier now with cell phones.

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3/7/10 3:41 A

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Yes is has definitely been re-named Tswane but there are many areas of the city where the old boards still say Pretoria.

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The Lord sustains the fatherless and the widow. Psalm 146:9

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3/7/10 3:37 A

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The boards still say Pretoria. But there are some places that is called Twane

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3/7/10 3:31 A

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Hi Antoinette,

Yes Pretoria certainly has changed a great deal as has Centurion.

I was up there in Jan to March last year whilst helping my daugher Nadine.

Pretoria is the city my beloved Lance and I spent many week-ends whilst we lived in Swaziland and the Steelpoort valley.

Have an awesome day.

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3/7/10 2:48 A

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Nearly 40 years in SA and Ive never been there - isn't it called Tswane now?

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3/7/10 2:37 A

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The last time that I was in Pretoria was about 21/22 years ago. Followed the GPS's instructions and I got a surprise. The City Center as changed. No more can you go in Church street to the east side. It's been blocked.

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