Travel Blogs from Boksburg
So now all the preparation of the last weeks and months have brought me to only days left before departing. Amazing how many last minute things left to fill the hours remaining... Packing and re-packing, weighing items, what can still be removed, what is still missing... Realized with a grin today that my toiletry bag contains no soap yet! Fortunately shampoo need not take up too much space with my present hair style :) So ...
This week a journalist contacted us for more information about our project for coverage in the local community newspaper.
SAGA also re-posted our Facebook entry on their FBÂ
We are getting our official letter endorsing the
project from SAGA this ...
... beer. The villagers in Lesotho have set up a very handy system to share and barter what they have in the form of a flag system. The 'flag' is a coloured plastic bag securely tied to a pole-like stick and then displayed outside the rondavel inviting people to vegetables if it's a green flag, meat if it's a red flag and bread or home brewed corn beer if it's a white flag. We found our sought after white flag flying proudly in the powder blue sky and joined a group of locals who, ...
... almost too extensive to list:
Fruit of many kinds
eggs of many kinds and an omelette chef with choose it yourself fillings
the list is endless and eat as much as you like.
We were all healthy minded and ate lots of fruit, yoghurt and coffee! After the meal last night we were not in the least hungry.
... hatred, anger, and fear.
South Africa did a lot for me. Instead of exploring this country, it explored me. It questioned my beliefs and who I am. It challenged my convictions and passions and asked me to really look at myself more than I ever have. I wasn't ready for South Africa but it was ready for me.
Despite the xenophobia, racism, class issues, etc, I find myself ...