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... While we were standing outside the People's Center we even heard a gunshot. One of the home health workers lives on the street that divides the "territories" of the Hard Livings and the Americans. She said that bullets frequently go through her windows when these wars happen. She just has to kind of hunker down and wait it out. What was amazing was how casual the workers were about the whole ...
... neighborhood after dark in the 1990's) and Mzoli's Restaurant (a famous stop in South Africa).
One of the highlights for the students, and devastating for me was our trip inside the baracks that allowed a stop at a sidewalk goat's head eatery. Literally, severed goat's heads lined up to be grilled and disected to eat. I won't go into the details of this visual but I wasn't happy about it as a vegetarian. Meanwhile, ...
... The following day Eggy drove us to Stellenbosh where we visited the Rustemberg winery and bought some wine. The architecture was stunning. Lunch at another winery (with a lean-to built over a tree) was where I met the manager who happened to be French. We had a short discussion in French about politics in Quebec. I learned later that the winery was near Franchhoek (Dutch for French area). Eggy took us to another winery ...
... was in my backpack through security, some comfort there.
All in all the trip was a great experience, we got to see a lot of South Africa and do many different things.
It was nice to go back to Kannemeyer and see my kids though. Nice to know they missed me too, they are all really growing on me and I love going to service.
I have Mondays off now, so if anyone wants to skype, I am generally free all Monday!
Love to everyone. ...
... Island. As we walked
towards the boat quietly thinking about all of the things we had seen and heard
we noticed a penguin in the middle of the road ahead! A bit further up and we
saw another one that had squidged itself into a cold stone wall. It was a
really sweet thing to see and a great end to the day! I know this will probably
sound ridiculous but penguins on Robben Island are just perfect! -Black and
white creatures living quite happily on an island that ...