Cresta President Hotel
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So it's Thursday...I say goodbye to study abroad Monday....cue every emotion possible filling me to the brim.
In many ways I'm so ready to go home. I miss my family, my dog, the food, the weather, my car, the list goes on. On the other hand, I'm so sad to be leaving here. I'm saying goodbye to an experience I've looked forward to since I started college, I'm saying goodbye to local friends I might not ever see again, I'm saying goodbye to American friends that ...
... I could never get them as round as they should be. We stayed at the festival all day and travelled to the Bahurutshe Cultural Village in the evening. When we got off the bus, we were greeted by a group of dancers who welcomed us and processed us into the camp with a song. We spent the evening around the campfire watching them dance, learning to dance ourselves (at least trying to learn..) and feasting on some delicious local food. We spent the ...
... it on the next flight. I also had to pay a porter $40 because no one could figure out what
was happening (it's a complicated story and then you add a language barrier and
it got worse). I hated spending money on him, but I don't know I would've done everything I had to do without him.I got on my flight to Gaborone though and my luggage made it with me, so it's all good! See my next post for my experience in the city so ...
... cool drinks, while other staff took our bags away. After saying hello to family and friends, we were escorted to our room (which is amazing) where we had refreshing showers (the shower is huge - hurrah!) before heading back to the main lodge for high tea prior to our evening game drive.
I'm not sure what I expected but it was awesome. I won't list every animal we saw, but some of them included zebra, mongoose, impala, jackal and rhino. ...
... straightforward. The customs men were friendly and jokey as they examined the vehicle and made fun of me when I said I thought I “could smell burning rubber.” The Botswana side was quick also, but a little more chaotic. Initially we were helped by a friendly local man called Fisher. As we received stamps in our passports, I noticed the immigration lady had only given us a 4 day transit visa. “You are driving straight to Livingstone” ...