Peermont Metcourt at The Grand Palm
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The last bit of my debating career took me to Africa. Botswana, an ex English colony perched just above South Africa. The trip here was a disaster as the organizing committee seem to be less prepared than my previous events. Nonetheless, I still managed to get some tourist experience by visiting the game safari and enjoying barbeque dinner in the forest.
I miss Africa!
... weekdays have been pretty standard...I go to class, eat, and often go on an evening walk with some friends. There's a game reserve nearby we can walk the border of, but we've only seen animals once. On Monday, we saw some ostriches, warthogs, and antelope. Weekends though have kept us pretty occupied. The weekend before last (Jan 24) we climbed Kgale Hill; at 4,222 feet it's one of the tallest (if not the tallest) spots in Botswana. We had planned to ...
... registered for classes, went to the mall, and went to the local Postal Museum and a general history museum. The campus is really huge but I can get to the Student Center and the dining places, I think all the places I need are somewhere in between there. It's also insanely hot, and more humid than I expected...I've basically been sweating since I got here. Orientation is tomorrow so I'll learn my way around and then classes start Monday ...
... Dessert was christmas pudding and custard. It was superb and a lovely way to finish off the day. The staff sang to us again which once again was just delightful. There was not a lot of action at the waterhole today but we were treated to a large group of baboons with a number of babies. They were very cute to watch playing around in the trees and with each other. The noise of the frogs at night down by the waterhole is ...
... them to smell us. Their eyesight is not very good, so there was little chance of them spotting us. We did end up getting quite close to the rhinos as they ate grass. It was a mother and her calf. At one stage the adult rhino started to walk towards us, so we walked back to the car. It was such a nice experience to be on foot, just metres away from this special creature.
We got back in the ...