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AFRICA- The story of an unforgettable adventure (good and bad) starts HERE.....
Program: 'Africa Unearthed'
Duration: 14 days (excluding travel time)
Cost: $2095 AUS (program cost only excluding flights and other expenses)
The countdown was over. After a year of planning and anticipation the time …
Hi guys, hope you are all well, if you are reading this and wondering why it's so backdated, well we're about a month behind thanks to lack of internet but we're doing our best to catch up! (just to let you know we're still safe and sound in Zambia 3-10-10)
So, we left Durban in the early hours and set off up the coast towards St Lucia. On …
After a successful stint in Nelspruit we decided to head of to the bottom of the elephant coast at Saint Lucia for a few days of beach relaxing. On route we spent a night in Swaziland - a relaxed little monachist country in the middle of south Africa. Getting there involved a border crossing over land, and being Australian, this was quite a novelty …
... home who is an incredibly sweet woman; you can tell she loves her daughter so much. As for our last visit, we had the pleasure of meeting Shwele's lovely mother and sister. The sister had a stroke at the age of 3 which has left her physically and mentally handicapped. From the short period of time I spent with her, I can tell she is an incredibly happy lady and full of life - a smile never left her face and she charmed us with her clapping and singing (reminds me a lot ...
... lies in the fact that the younger generation is growing up without their parents as so many young adults have died from AIDS. There is a lack of guidance and examples of healthy relationships for children to follow - it makes me feel grateful for all of the positive role models I've had in my life (shout out to Mom and Dad for being awesome parents!).
On a brighter note, we celebrated National Women's Day on Friday by playing a game of netball against a girls' team ...
How has this hostel rated in the past?
With a group of 30+ young travelers the accommodation was suited to our travelling needs (sufficient dorms, common area for eating- meetings etc, and of course a great pool and bar!) sure the dorms were not in the best state for hygiene (cleanliness) or security (door locks), and most nights those who waited too long would miss out on running water to shower, but for a first time visiting a third world country with a big volunteer group this is what I expected. The staff at BIBS were all very friendly and by the end of our stay we were saddened to leave the community we had grown so fond of. If I was to ever return to Saint Lucia I wouldn't hesitate to stay at BIB's again and would recommend it for anyone else travelling there (would also recommend it be with a group of people however) However the area I thought was quite safe close to shops and plenty of restaurants. Great stay!
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