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Training is exhausting, so this week has been a welcomed change in events! As Peace Corps Trainees (PCTs), we have the opportunity to visit a current Peace Corps Volunteer at his/her site for a few days to sort of preview what life will possibly be like once we swear in. Myself and another PCT visited a Volunteer living about 70 km outside of Tzaneen. Tzaneen boasts a magnificent display of the tail end of the Drakensberg; a beautiful 1000 km mountain range ...
... ate some dry biscuits and retook my meds. I watched Stitch from 10:15am-12pm and then had lunch (only ate the deep fried bread balls nit the curry). The power came back on so I raced and put my washing on and charged my camera. I helped Erin chop up onions for dinner before napping on the lounge for over an hour. It was much needed. I've hardly slept the past 4 days. I woke to Dave fiddling with the modem ...
... use a tout! I was horrified , but it was already too late. But the outcome was that we were through both sides of the border in 30 mins!
The 8th July is Anne Balmer's 60th birthday which was actually the reason for our trip. We were supposed to have had a champagne evening n the trip!
Doggy has always wanted to go to Ben Lavin reserve near Louis Trichardt, and even though th weather was bitterly cold and ...
... ovens, the traditional rondeval has a thick cooling wall and dense thatch which provides cool in the baking summers. It can also be built without resorting to importing bricks, so if you need a granny flat, just start mixing the mud and straw and you have it! One project is doing just that, finishing off the rondevals with bathrooms, running water and electricity.
... bodies are now in the local war cemetery.
Our next stop was at the monument to the 'Battle of Viiegenpan'. Nearby is the actual battle site and we overlooked a small thickly treed and scrub filled valley where the ambush by the Boers on a largish British group took place.
Legendary Outback Expeditions (LOE) run trips thru remote Australia and southern Africa - for more details go to www.guidebooks.com.au and follow the link to ...