Travel Blogs from Westville, South Africa

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From Umlazi to Sydenham, Sydenham, South Africa travel blog

From Umlazi to Sydenham

A travel blog entry by dith31

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Well, after being in Umlazi, and being so sick I felt to leave Umlazi and go back to Sydenham where the air is better. So my "zulu family" drove me to Sydenham and i was as sick as a dog. My coloured friends where suprised to see me so sick. they had ...

Chatsworth with Joe, Chatsworth, South Africa travel blog

Chatsworth with Joe

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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Kwamashu, KwaMashu, South Africa travel blog

Kwamashu

A travel blog entry by dith31

This was another area I passed through. Its called Kwamashu and its a black township. I learnt that depending on who you spoke to locals thought tht Kwamashu was more dangerous than Umlazi. I am not that sure myself. We drove through here during the time ...

T for Testing, Westville, South Africa travel blog

T for Testing

A travel blog entry by lesleyrose

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Oh my goodness, there's no more T minus days. I could subject you all to an hourly countdown but I think you've endured enough for now. So I'm up with the sparrows and feeling a bit of a mixture of emotions. On the one hand like a 5 year old on ...

PRAISE THE LORD     NO. 177, Westville, South Africa travel blog

PRAISE THE LORD NO. 177

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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I had such a great today.  Its Sunday and I was a little anxious but mainly excited to go the Westville Meeting today to see how their meeting run but also to meet the other members of the Ecclesia.   We arrived for  9am start for Sunday ...

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY....., Westville, South Africa travel blog

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY.....

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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... bursting at the seams with 40 children!!  Hopefully this is the beginning of something amazing!!! we finished the day with a Westville Ecclesial picnic allowing us to sit in groups and discuss ideas for Westville Eccleisa.  Glenn and I were part ...

Township Living, Cato Manor, South Africa travel blog

Township Living

A travel blog entry by angelamarie

... ... In the classroom we have been learning a lot about traditional practices, and also how the current constitution of South Africa, which is very liberal and progressive, coexists with these traditional practices. It is actually a very interesting setup ...

A day of music!, Westville, South Africa travel blog

A day of music!

A travel blog entry by jemmainafrica

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10 Sep I woke at 6 this morning but decided to stay in bed and do some work on my laptop while James went for a jog around the block, he said he was stared at by only black people about heading to work which would generally be a servant/ maid job. A long ...

TIME TO GET BACK TO WORK, Westville, South Africa travel blog

TIME TO GET BACK TO WORK

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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... was time to get a new kitchen.  (P2P's are a group of volunteers that raise funds in their hometown and then travel to South Africa and spend up to 2 weeks living and working together and running all the projects in the area.  This time there ...

LESSONS LEARNT, Westville, South Africa travel blog

LESSONS LEARNT

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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... how much I can be to others and something I see as so simple can have such an impact on someone else.  I have learnt that Africa has many ups and downs and I have learnt that just as extreme as a day in Africa can be it can become that extreme in ...

$20 TO SHOP TILL YOU DROP, Westville, South Africa travel blog

$20 TO SHOP TILL YOU DROP

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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Today I was given another blessed opportunity to be part of. I sometimes feel so guilty that other people give of their time and their money selflessly and yet I get to be the one to be hear to share and witness the effects that time and money have on ...

I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE…., Westville, South Africa travel blog

I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE….

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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... (As much of a routine as you can have here).   SUNDAY - is obviously the meeting where majority of the time we spend at Westville but we do try and visit around as much as we can, wether it be going all the way to Margate or just over to Durban. ...

BABY BLUES :(, Westville, South Africa travel blog

BABY BLUES :(

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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I feel like I have the 3 day baby blues. It's the 3rd day of our year and I've hit a slump :( maybe its just that the kids won't stop fighting, maybe I'm more tired then I realise, maybe it's because 2 days ago Max got stitches in his chin and today ...

Family Reunion, Pinetown, South Africa travel blog

Family Reunion

A travel blog entry by chezj

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The day started with Ann and I getting our hair done at 7:15 in the morning ~ crazy Africans rising with the sun!!! After that Rob took me out in his sporting MG that he has bought for himself.  We took a spin around the area and had so much fun! ...

MUMS -  BUSH, BERG AND BEACH ADVENTURE, Westville, South Africa travel blog

MUMS - BUSH, BERG AND BEACH ADVENTURE

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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After a year and a half and new baby my mum finally made it to South Africa!! I didn't believe it would ever happen, not because I didn't think she wouldn't want to but just the knowledge that life is busy, and a trip to South Africa isn't cheap so even ...

Birthday time!, Pinetown, South Africa travel blog

Birthday time!

A travel blog entry by chezj

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Up at 8 am and down to the hairdressers to have our hair washed and blow-dried with my sister Ann and niece Bronwyn. Nice to have that done and be spoiled a little, Ann comes every Saturday to have this done :)   Came home and went to Hillcrest to ...

FEEDING OF THE 5000, Westville, South Africa travel blog

FEEDING OF THE 5000

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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Today we had the pleasure of having Norman Faddel in Durban. As one of the directors of WCF (the company that funds us) it was our chance to show him all the different projects that we are running through COPT. First stop, this morning was to head to ...

THE SKYPE CALL THAT LASTED 12 DAYS., Westville, South Africa travel blog

THE SKYPE CALL THAT LASTED 12 DAYS.

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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... all and 12 days ago on Sunday morning I woke up thinking, today is no the day. It was also Fathers Day here in South Africa but apparently Moses wasn't quite ready to meet daddy yet either. So after a cooked breaks for Glenn and presents from the boys I ...

Screaming baby, wet pants & a bare bottom!, Westville, South Africa travel blog

Screaming baby, wet pants & a bare bottom!

A travel blog entry by jemmainafrica

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... of my favourite times of the week. Noice and I finished the afternoon with a song and dance :)  We had home made burgers made by Glen and pavlova by Crissie at their house over a good chat which is always a nice way to end another day in ...

TIME TO MEET MOSES, Westville, South Africa travel blog

TIME TO MEET MOSES

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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... that he's here but that it all happened the way it, the fact that I've even had this pregnancy the last 9 months here in South Africa and that I'm about to start a new chapter with this new little man in our lives. I woke up yesterday morning, the 21st ...

FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING IN 1 WEEK, Westville, South Africa travel blog

FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING IN 1 WEEK

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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This time last week, we were ripping, smashing, pulling and knocking the Westville Ecclesial kitchen out, and exactly a week later the brand new kitchen is ready to use!  It was a long week of getting up early and taking the kids to the hall to be ...

Hamster hunting and tea., Kloof, South Africa travel blog

Hamster hunting and tea.

A travel blog entry by chezj

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Up bright and early to get the kids off to school. They all get up at 5:30 am every morning for this! I went along for the ride and saw all the kidos off to school.  Tracy and I then went to a pet shop, more like a pet market and bought Mackenzie a ...

Fun times with my godchild., Kloof, South Africa travel blog

Fun times with my godchild.

A travel blog entry by chezj

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Packed up a few things today and drove up to Hillcrest. I will be staying with Tracy and Michael for two days in their home.  I had forgotten what a beautiful part of the world this is. We lived not far from their home here in Hillcrest for a ...

THE HARDEST DECISION, Westville, South Africa travel blog

THE HARDEST DECISION

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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... 't even imagine not being here. I don't want to think about the day I will do my last drive to Lamontville or stand in Westville hall for the last time surrounded by most amazing brethren and sisters, so I'm not going to. I made a decision I'm not going ...

Watching the Dusi, Inanda Dam, South Africa travel blog

Watching the Dusi

A travel blog entry by taimi

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So the Dusi is kind of a big deal. It's a kayak/canoe race which happens every year and I now have put it on my bucket list :) (www.dusi.org.za for more info) We were backing up Jack and Martin (friends of Amber's family) which means we followed their ...

ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING...., Westville, South Africa travel blog

ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING....

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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... day was spent cleaning our new room, perfectly named "africa" as opposed to "beach" or one of the other rooms, out the back of the Westville hall.  It's perfect, the 3 boys have a room to share and are no longer sleeping at our feet, it has a little ...

A MONTH WITH MOSES, Westville, South Africa travel blog

A MONTH WITH MOSES

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

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It's been a month since my newest little man entered our lives. A month since I went from being a mum of 3 to a mum of 4! Something I had always dreamt of but after having my first, and finding it all a LOT harder then I could have ever imagined, my ...

Mall shopping and sisters!, Pinetown, South Africa travel blog

Mall shopping and sisters!

A travel blog entry by chezj

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After sleeping in until 8:00 am Ann and I met up with Linda and Bronwyn for a little more shopping at the local mall. We then had a lovely brunch together at Center Court.  That evening we went to Bronwyn and Anthony's home and joined them for ...

DURBAN, Westville, South Africa travel blog

DURBAN

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica

... and the boys haven't been in a bed since Monday night!!poor little men :( As we speak Glenn is tasting his first of South African water. Yet again, something we have no idea about!? He says it tastes nice but I'm still a bit nervous. Anyway it's best I ...

Experiencing the culture!, Westville, South Africa travel blog

Experiencing the culture!

A travel blog entry by jemmainafrica

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... really build up an appetite as today they got a family meal for 5 between the 2 of them for 135 rand ($13.50). We had Westville bible class in the evening in Nick and Arlene’s home, there were about 20 people and Nick led the class on ...

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