The St. James of Knysna
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Expensive but worth it
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... been nice to have some guys to talk to but 9 german young adults and 1 british guy for dinner was.. Interesting.. Yesterday me and my new friend Chris went sandboarding which is basically snow boarding but on a sand dune on the beach so it is warmer (but still hurts just as much went you attempt a 180 spin over a jump and end up eating 3 tonnes of sand). I will hopefully get some picturesbof ...
... were decked with wetsuits, life vest, harness, 'nappy' and helmet to abseil over a rock ledge which had no tubes at the bottom of it....a very rude awakening of what was ahead of us and their hangovers. Suddenly we were abseiling down a 19m rock, jumping into a dark cold waterfall pool and swimming down in between canyons with our leaders Teebz, Puna and Shef. Teebz the tour captain was a natural teacher and leader who was very patient and kind to us all ...
... how dreary life here appears to outsiders.
I questioned how people here can maintain such a positive outlook on life, and our guide replied "It's Ubuntu ... we share whatever we have, no matter how little, because we are a community." It's interesting to see how selfish rich societies can be, with the rich constantly getting richer, and doing everything in their power to avoid sharing their wealth with others. Yet here, people with next ...
Erik is sitting beside me speaking to a gruff-looking, but gentle-spirited, German man with a cigarette (Ingmar). He and his partner (Katarina) helped us located our tent spot when we arrived. Their story is also very cool. They have been on the road 11 months. Something happened in Germany that made them realize they needed to make a change. I suspect some major health problem settled upon them and they’re trying to ...
... Another glorious day. We went on a Township visit today, very
interesting, but very humbling when you see how the Coloureds (as they
are called here) live. But there seems to be a lot of hope and things
seem to be slowly improving. We went to a nursery - could have stayed
there all day - the kids were great and all wanted to be picked up and
played with. An incredibly moving but interesting few hours. After we
went to ...