i had a day-long layover on my trip to mozambique, and i found a cheap (but surprisingly nice) hotel near the johannesburg airport. it worked out perfectly, as today was a rainy day. So, i slept through the rain storms and erased my jetlag. nice one.
i found out that the hotel is attached to a large casino. nice, cheap restaurants, and of course, gambling. so after a nice Indian meal (South Africa, Durban in particular, has arguably the best curry outside of India. )
and to kill some time, i gambled. I am anything but a gambler. i only wanted to spend $20-40 bucks on slot machines, and i stupidly kept playing through my winnings. i was up about 50% at one point and should have gone to bed, but i kept plaing. i decided to spend 15 Rand on an old school machine. i blew through most of it quickly and bet all three of my last Rand on one spin.
And I won.
4000 Rand. That’s only about $600, but it’s more than enough to pay for about a month’s accommodation on the beach!!
It was a nice omen for a good trip.
Of course, now i’ve just jinxed myself!