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... and some visits in the region.
In the afternoon after some recorded presentations, Doug Horchak gave a final one on finishing strong; doing our best to take care of ourselves in order to continue our work of service as long as possible. At the end of the day we took a group photo to immortalize the occasion.
In the evening we had a braai, what South Africans call a ...
... we sped by, had this look from each that seemed to ask if we were leaving, and when they realized we were, sadly inquired as to when we would return. I wanted to assure them we would someday, but they could see in my face that it was not likely to be, and dropped their heads slightly in understanding. I can't recall the last time I had felt this sad about having to pack up and go home. Home meant cities ...
... its sprawling borders. I actually managed to do a bike tour with Soweto Backpackers, one of my first Hostelling International encounters, and it was a fantastic experience. We had the chance to see various parts of the township, ranging from middle class enclaves to more makeshift lower class housing, and even the hostels where mining workers resided during the apartheid era. To be clear, a hostel in a township is not a Hostelling International hostel--these ...
... indentations of the wide straight road ahead. Our avocado green people carried fills with the sickly chemical sweetness of nail polish and the creamy peach yogurt of moisturizer.
So when does the bank robbing begin I think? When she's finished her make-up? Shall we find a dusty dinner with a rickety windmill somewhere out here in the featureless bush?
I pull down my aviators to catch a herd of Bock in ...
Wow, storms are impressive here. Last night and this morning we had thunder and lightning, and rain that sounded like a pool being upturned for hours on end.
I am pretty much in limbo until the credit card thing gets resolved. As far as I can tell, without money there really isn't much visitors can do, because, even though admission to things like the Apartheid Museum is pretty low – $10 or less – almost everything also ...