Travel Blogs from Somerset West
... swarmed around her as she tried to talk. We noticed a wet spot on her bed and also on the floor. We didn't stay there long, since our health care workers were just checking out the patient. Back at the Manenberg People's Center we chatted for a couple of minutes outside, before heading in. Jen forgot something in the van so Taylor and I went out with her to retrieve it. A group of men were saying hello to us, but we did not even realize it. The guy explained how ...
... in which one kid sits in the go-kart and two other students push them around a track and then they switch so everyone has a turn to “drive” the kart. All the classes had a different theme and ours was the South African Flag. It reminded me a little bit of sports day with all the different colours and costumes. Very festive atmosphere. I even got persuaded – well alright I volunteered – to have a turn in the Go-Kart. If I'm honest, I do prefer the ones where I ...
... really aggressive and out of control. Alcoholism is also a huge issue amongst these communities. I wonder if it's the way the people in the poorer communities try and cope with their situations- by trying to escape? Sadly it seems to cause a lot of the violent and abusive behaviours that are so common as well.
On a lighter note (I know I've been a little depressing my last couple of entries) the shopping here in South Africa ...
... s just a stunning area. The one thing that is so evident is the income gap – on the drive back from the airport, we passed the townships, which we will be visiting tomorrow, and when the driver pointed them out – the car went completely silent. I have honestly never seen anything like it – on both sides of the highways it seemed to be miles and miles of shacks, literally made of metal scraps and trash. But then, driving along the beach, there are homes worth millions ...
... I wasn't happy so as soon as he was asleep I got my camera out and got him back!!! Funny!!! Will miss being on the back of the bus with Peter he's such a laugh, and when he laughs it just cracks me up!!! The drive was gorgeous, very mountainous drive, over mountains, past mountains, through mountains, under mountains, u name it, we did it. Views were gorgeous. A lot of really long straight roads and then random little petrol stations and shops ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking