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I hopped out of the car, my blazer on, making sure my collar was on the outside, as it should be. Here I am, as a student of Saint Stithians College, the true beginning of my cultural exchange. Here I stand in a completely unfamiliar world, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, in an unfamiliar situation. And honestly, it wasn't that bad at all. Day one included my first ever lesson, which quite ironically was Afrikaans, as well as a tour of the school, including the bird ...
... where we found a warm cosy cottage. Arrived in time to do a short hike, but signage ran out half way around, and we ended up climbing a steep rough track beside the waterfall in order to get back to the village just before dusk. Hogsback’s claim to fame is that JJR Tolkien holidayed here in the early 1900’s, his family coming from Bloemfontein, so it’s a bit of a Hobbiton, with names like Bilbo’s ...
... we head to Soweto, the epicentre of the struggle against apartheid. The sidewalk in from of Mandela's home is crowded with sidewalk vendors selling cheap tshirts with predictable slogans. We are glad we didn't sign on for the tour. On our last evening, we dashed through a summer thunderstorm to The Leopard Bistro, a few blocks over. We squandered all of our hipster cred in our MEC rain jackets. ( with all due respect to Brad!). Today we fly to Windhoek and begin the Namibian leg of our ...
... They make it sound as if their service is free but it is not. They will demand a tip once you get to the bus even if you push your own cart. I actually tell the guy who attaches himself to us to go away. Even so, he follows us to the bus and demands a tip. I give him $1 to shut him up. He starts to complain but reconsiders when I reach for my $1. He grumbles and leaves.
The Protea Hotel is a welcome sight. We check in without a problem. The rooms ...
... took in the breath-taking view then closed my eyes allowing my other senses to take over as we floated back down to Earth – AMAZING!!
On the ground, I sat around chatting to the rest of the team and after explaining why I was on my own and what my travel plans were they offered to take me for a tour of the area (via the local pubs). I saw some stunning places that I would have missed had I headed back to the Hostel and headed out alone. ...