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Yesterday's rains are still evident in the muddy, puddle ridden, gullies. The renewed heat of the day burns hot on the northern slopes of the Constantia mountain. We are off the tourist grid today and visiting the Township of Imizamo Yethu. It is washday and bright colourful clothes litter every hanging space as we weave our way through shacks and halved containers. The water drips making the tightly packed paths cooler ...
So an early start to be taken the 2.5hrs drive to the reserve. Our driver Richard took us through the mountains where there were baboons everywhere and not much to keep you on the mountain road. A little scary but utterly beautiful. Arrived at the resort our luxury chalet was amazing, after lunch and a dip in the pool we headed out on our first three hour drive. The views were stunning and we saw lots of wild animals in their natural environments lions, springbok, elands, ...
... and her trip back to the US. We are picked up by Shawn, a friend of Chris the driver we introduced you to at the start of our blog. We arrive at Parker Cottage, a top ranked B&B in the Tamboerskloof area of Cape Town. What a lovely B&B! Tomas greets us and welcomes us warmly. Right away he offers us a drink - Chris accepts a beer, I go for iced tea. He explains as much as our brain can absorb about our ...
... patient sign a waiver two weeks before they received the donor heart. An unfortunate accident where two pedestrians were hit in the street by a drunk driver lead one to be dead on the scene and the other to have serious brain injuries. The patient was brought to Dr. Barnard's hospital and on arrival assessed. When it turned out her heart was still beating yet there was no brain waves Dr. Barnard, the patients family and the lab were notified. ...
... also takes lots of photos which she gives to the parents of the children which they really appreciate. The teacher had me up in front of the class telling them about me and what England is like. Some of them understand a little English but she was translating into Afrikaans for them also. I was a bit of a novelty and playing catch with one child turned into six of them trying to play it with me at once...for someone with my hand and eye coordination I did surprisingly ...
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