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... he had not been circumcised. The doctor then asked when he was going to the bush. This was interesting because earlier in the trip, I learned what the bush was and saw one of the places it happened in Langa. Every black male has to go to the bush as a rite of passage when he becomes a man. He stays in a wooded area in a hut for a few weeks. During this time he is circumcised. He is alone most of the time and only sees men when they bring him food. After a ...
... SO stoked about it. It is so great when your enthusiasm rubs off on them and you can see how positive they all are - especially on a subject like Maths. By the end of the lesson we were ALL having fun and I really felt like they all had a good grasp of the concept. Over all I was very pleased with them and myself. After Math I did a reading comprehension on a weather forecast with them. I was better with my organization of instruction but it is definitely something I need to focus ...
... tour of the area and enjoy watching a local named Angel feed a few seals in the bay. These seals are cheeky and a most comical sight. We had wanted to pay Angel something for all of the entertainment it provided us, but we literally had no cash in small-ish denominations and so couldn’t. He wasn’t bothered, but we were. We could see he’s a kind man and it would have been nice to give ...
... maize meal (an African staple) and spicy salsa of some kind. It was difficult to see such poverty knowing that not far off in Cape Town were people with Ferraris and beachfront properties.
As our actual tour of Africa was about to start, and this would involve a considerable amount of camping, Our last day in Cape Town was spent picking up a few supplies at the Pick-n-Pay, including some sweets, a large fluffy pillow, and a nice bottle of South African ...
... then went into detail about how they are free now and hold no grudge toward the people who treated them badly. He said all they wanted was peace and equality. They want the world to see peace can be achieved. The men who lived this horrible life we learned about see that peace is achievable. It's something we should strive for in our everyday lives. Burke and I returned to our b&b in cape town (2inn1 kennsington). We love ...
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