Travel Blogs from Benoni, South Africa

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The many uses of mielies, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

The many uses of mielies

A travel blog entry by izzie

... Versatile things, mielies: apparently there are about 6 different types of meal you can make with them. All the vols then went to Benoni swimming pool. It was very hot on the way, and thunderclouds had gathered by the time we got there. We paid our ...

Return to Kids Haven, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Return to Kids Haven

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Back to Kids Haven, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Back to Kids Haven

A travel blog entry by izzie

. . This takes off from my Swaziland pod final entry. If you haven't read it, go click the flag to go read it from the start. (under the map) ...

Graeme and Lavinia come to visit, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Graeme and Lavinia come to visit

A travel blog entry by izzie

... Project Trust. They are on a grand tour of Southern Africa, visiting all the projects. Graeme is the PT desk officer for South Africa and other countries like Namibia and Botswana. Lavinia is the director of PT, usually she doesn't do the rounds but this ...

A day in the life, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

A day in the life

A travel blog entry by izzie

... fun though - the grass is pretty, and sometimes we see guinea-fowl. There is a nice acacia tree to remind us we are in Africa, and another tree that has loads of hanging weaver-bird nests. Anyway, back to the day. We walk/get an elusive lift, aiming ...

Blister = bad, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Blister = bad

A travel blog entry by izzie

... have to walk everywhere, it's a real handicap. I didn't bring any Compeed from home, and they don't seem to sell it in South Africa. I keep dressing it, using Elastoplast cos it's the only plaster that doesn't rub off when I walk. Whenever I can I ...

Katie says goodbye, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Katie says goodbye

A travel blog entry by izzie

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The week has gone fast. - Wednesday I got a lift to the office which was nice. Lew returned my book - I had unknowingly left it in the office a while ago and Lew found it and took it away to read. - Thursday it rained. Yeah, that's about it. Oh, ...

Sad day, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Sad day

A travel blog entry by izzie

One of the kids died today. He was 12 and he committed suicide. We are all in deep shock, obviously. I only spoke to him ...

Finding my place, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Finding my place

A travel blog entry by izzie

The weekend was pretty good. On Saturday the vols went to Lakeside and had a proper lunch. Suzanne left at 4.30 in the afternoon. I don't know her that well, but the other vols will miss her lots I think. She helped me so much in getting my feet and ...

Going to the project, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Going to the project

A travel blog entry by izzie

Alright, here's how this blog is going to be. I'm based in a project in Benoni, just east of Jo'burg. I'll not be moving from here much, so in terms of travel info, this isn't a very useful blog. Also, due to the fact that I'm working with street ...

Crèche course, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Crèche course

A travel blog entry by izzie

I stand corrected - Marina is coming back in a month. Up early and off to the centre. I stupidly inquired about the crèche. So, first day in the crèche... All the kids are aged 4-6 and they are from local families with at least one of the ...

Fowl language, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Fowl language

A travel blog entry by izzie

... up beside me while he talked. I am now in bed, savouring the fact that we don't have to go to the library tomorrow. Highlights were: Seeing Benoni. Seeing a bird and asking Marina what it was: "Erm, it's a Guinea-fuck." "I think it's ...

Rainbow house meeting, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Rainbow house meeting

A travel blog entry by izzie

Midnight shenanigans when I fell asleep in bed with an open litre bottle of water in my hands. Woke up cold and wet in a puddle of my own creation. Had to sleep in the other ...

Market Theater and Cool Runnings, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Market Theater and Cool Runnings

A travel blog entry by izzie

Spent the day filing stuff in the office, more of my prepping... On Sunday, Sifiso and Percy - two guys Heidi knows from Soweto - took us to the Market Theater in Jo'burg, but we got the wrong time. This evening we tried again and saw 'Nothing But ...

Ge and Leen, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Ge and Leen

A travel blog entry by izzie

Highlight, believe it or not, was having a fight with a HUGE grasshopper. What an exciting life I lead. Fricking hot and sticky today. There are 3 new volunteers arriving - 2 today - so this is my last day in the library. It's pretty much as sorted as ...

Going to Swaziland!, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Going to Swaziland!

A travel blog entry by izzie

. . Click on the flag to go read my Swaziland pod. (under the map) (can't miss it) ...

First day, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

First day

A travel blog entry by izzie

I woke at 6.30 this morning. I can't blame jet lag, as British time would have made it 4.30am. At a more sensible time (8.30am) we took a rather uncomfortable ride to the Centre (the collective name for the offices and Bridging School) in the back of ...

Katie's announcement, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Katie's announcement

A travel blog entry by izzie

This morning Katie said, "Izzie, I'm going to go home." So I texted Ann, and at 2pm Graeme arrived with Vixs and Aileen. After talking to various people, it was decided that Katie would go home. So there you have it. Graeme is going to Namibia ...

Back to full health, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Back to full health

A travel blog entry by izzie

On Tuesday Ann came to visit. She brought some supplies for KH, which was nice of her. We also got free lunch at Lakeside - bonus!! I think Ann is scoping the place out for a visit by Graeme and Lavinia from PT. Wednesday saw me in the creche and ...

Sunrise girls welcome me home!, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Sunrise girls welcome me home!

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Bleuch!, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Bleuch!

A travel blog entry by izzie

My blister has been getting worse all week, so I've been looking forward to the weekend so I can get it looked at. On Thursday, I worked in the library, and at lunchtime Katie and I walked to Lakeside to get more dressing. Walking there and back ...

Leaving Benoni on the Baz Bus, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Leaving Benoni on the Baz Bus

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Left Benoni on the Baz Bus at 9.15am. The journey was nice - it's great to be in the company of relaxed travellers for a bit. Talked, read, slept, looked out the window... ahh, the feeling of getting away from it. The bulk of the scenery was familiar ...

Marina returns, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Marina returns

A travel blog entry by izzie

... the office. I walk by myself cos no-one else walks when I do. It's ok. I'm getting to know my way around Benoni better too. It's not difficult since the streets are all in grid formation, but I'm learning where certain shops are, like the Post Office ...

Bus back to Benoni, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Bus back to Benoni

A travel blog entry by izzie

. . . My South African adventures continue in Benoni, click here to read the next entry of my Kids Haven pod. OR click the flag to read it from the start. (under the map) ...

Doxy, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Doxy

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Quote of the day from Clem: "Zey choose to go out zere and eat ...

Saying goodbye to Marina, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Saying goodbye to Marina

A travel blog entry by izzie

A lazy day. Letting the weeks events sink in was good, although after all the activity having nothing to do was a little boring. I'm thinking about asking to see all the aspects of Kids Haven tomorrow. There's the Bridging school, where I could take ...

Back home to Kids Haven, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Back home to Kids Haven

A travel blog entry by izzie

This follows on from my Mozambique pod final entry. OR click on the flag to read it from the start! ...

An African Dream, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

An African Dream

A travel blog entry by heidi.buttercup

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... . It wasn't long till we were back on route and 2km and a few shanty towns later we arrived at Mufasa's Backpackers, located in Benoni on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Arriving at 6.00 am meant that we could not yet check in so we curled up in the common ...

27-29 september 2014, Benoni, Zuid-Afrika travel blog

27-29 september 2014

A travel blog entry by duenelle

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Zaterdagochtend ben ik vroeg aangekomen met de vlucht vanuit Schiphol-Frankfurt. Tante Cor stond me al op te wachten. Het is lekker warm en heb meteen een eerste duik in het zwembad genomen. Voor de rest vooral veel gerust, want slapen op het vliegtuig ...

Richest in Afica, Benoni, South Africa travel blog

Richest in Afica

A travel blog entry by icky237

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... expensive looking housing had barbwire and electric fencing. The other houses were insufficent. There wer mountains, plains, forest , and more. South Africa takes up 470,693  sqared miles. I got lunch at this weird place. I forgot the name. I ...

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