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22 July 2014
Life is a one time offer - use it well.
Confused. Shocked. Disorientated. These are some of the emotions that are racing through my mind. I didn't expect to feel this way. I don't know what I expected but it wasn't this.
After 22 months and nearly 65000 km of traveling around Asia, not having a care in the world, seeing some amazing sites, eating incredible food and most important, meeting awesome ...
... just so easy and fun and relaxing and did i mention easy? I feel like God really bought them into our lives for a reason. It really did feel like being around family, and that is what i so badly needed at this time of the year. Ive never not had Xmas with my family. EVER. Even the one year I had just moved out of home it was still me and my sister Leisa doing Christmas together. I don’t have a tree this year ...
... night camping, but with the strange noises and cold, I decided halfway through the night to rather sleep in my car.
Lesson #1: Don't leave food unattended
While pitching my tent, I left my car boot open. Within a few minutes a few hungry monkeys decided to ransack my car. They managed to get hold of a pack of VitaSnacks and chewing gum, which was all the food I had. That brings me to Lesson #2….
Lesson #2: Carry plenty of food
... by this strange city and realized I was in no hurry to leave. I stayed at a great backpackers, the Happy Hippo (www.happy-hippy.co.za), which is a funky place set in a warehouse with rooms around the edges and large common spaces in the middle. The location is a bit odd as it in an industrial part of town near the port but it is also by Ushaka Marine World (a shopping area/aquarium/water park all rolled into one) and has close proximity to the beach ...
... of stalls that sell "authentic" African merchandise yet everyone has variations on the same beads, clothes, and African commerative art that it somehow feels a bit more commercial than it should. The stalls which harbored 20+ bowls overflowing with varieties of curry powder was miraculous and I found myself wishing for a glorious kitchen space and a table full of people for which to cook.
Outside, we walked past the homemade enemas on our way to the medicinal market. ...