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    cos I am. Flew to move to CapeTown had cashcard swallowed arrived at my new house and the landlord had changed his mind! I stayed there 2 days he got the heavies round then moved air bnb clients in instead. Wanker. Slept last night on a sofa in a hostel kitchen. Onwards and upwards!

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      cos I am. Flew to move to CapeTown had cashcard swallowed arrived at my new house and the landlord had changed his mind! I stayed there 2 days he got the heavies round then moved air bnb clients in instead. Wanker. Slept last night on a sofa in a hostel kitchen. Onwards and upwards!
      a few friends have been in the past, but they also were jobless and didn't have bank accounts so possibly not the same as you
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      cos I am. Flew to move to CapeTown had cashcard swallowed arrived at my new house and the landlord had changed his mind! I stayed there 2 days he got the heavies round then moved air bnb clients in instead. Wanker. Slept last night on a sofa in a hostel kitchen. Onwards and upwards!
      The British Embassy is your friend.

      I had similar in Zambia twenty-odd years ago, hitchhiking around, got to Lusaka and realised I had basically run out of cash, no world-wide ATM's in them days, was put up at a missionaries for the weekend and Monday morning went into the embassy which gave me a load of cash on the back of my mum sending the foreign office the same (poor Mum getting a phone call from the British embassy in Zambia)
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      I slept rough in Africa, albeit in the departures of O.R. Tambo airport. I missed my connecting Etihad flight to Abu Dhabi and was 'ordered' ground-side, meaning I had a transit visa and an entrance visa to South Africa in my passport on the same day.
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      a few friends have been in the past, but they also were jobless and didn't have bank accounts so possibly not the same as you
      sorry I think I just thumbs down you was meant to be up cos I agree. I almost got a taste of what it would be like to sleep rough in SA with a laptop and my luggage as I pretty much lost access to any money luckily a coupla friends from Durban helped out. It was a mare and airport security took my meds off me which made things worse. looks like I'm living in a hostel for a shortwhile but you are right it could be worse
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      The British Embassy is your friend.

      I had similar in Zambia twenty-odd years ago, hitchhiking around, got to Lusaka and realised I had basically run out of cash, no world-wide ATM's in them days, was put up at a missionaries for the weekend and Monday morning went into the embassy which gave me a load of cash on the back of my mum sending the foreign office the same (poor Mum getting a phone call from the British embassy in Zambia)
      well theres an instant cash thing here dont know if you get it in the UK but someone can send money to a cashpoint and you enter a code saved my bacon
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      Yep slept in the car for almost a year was still working, I actually quite liked it no bills to pay 100% wages were mine, kind of miss it in a strange way.
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      sorry I think I just thumbs down you was meant to be up cos I agree. I almost got a taste of what it would be like to sleep rough in SA with a laptop and my luggage as I pretty much lost access to any money luckily a coupla friends from Durban helped out. It was a mare and airport security took my meds off me which made things worse. looks like I'm living in a hostel for a shortwhile but you are right it could be worse
      sorry didn't mean to belittle your situation + thanks for thumbs up. It's pretty bad over here for rough sleepers, I'd just walked past one before I saw your email. Good Luck!
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      cos I am. Flew to move to CapeTown had cashcard swallowed arrived at my new house and the landlord had changed his mind! I stayed there 2 days he got the heavies round then moved air bnb clients in instead. Wanker. Slept last night on a sofa in a hostel kitchen. Onwards and upwards!
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      Yep, I was in 1996. Ended up in Salvation Army Hostel in Ipswich.
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