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What am amazing day! First we went to a little per-primary on the way to our rural schools. The kids were very cute and wanted to pose for photos. Love the race track! After this we arrived at a very poor school grade 1-9. These kids have nothing but an incredible amount of hope! I videoed a talk that the teacher was giving his students. It was very inspiring. The teachers sang for us. Man these guys can sing! Pictures probably tell the story better than any ...
... it was time to start the Zulu tour but the kind lady at the gate said we could come back and finish checking out the snakes when we were finished. So we hurried off.
We were welcomed into the Zulu Village by a very traditionally dressed Zulu guy who lead us to the first hut. A lady welcomed us in and we sat around the edge of the hut while the lady showed us how the use their traditional bowls and cooking plates. The tour guide told ...
... it a day and buckle down on this
looming, but exciting, thesis.
After an amazing week at the lodge with Mom (during which we did workshops
at school, the big final presentation, attended mining meetings, went on lovely hikes and
paddles and had lovely happy hours) we spent a few days in Ramsgate with
the Gaze's and got to work planning the next stage of our trip.
Well, actually Mom planned while I madly applied for two research
... workable public transport and in Durban the hills are far too steep to cycle in the tropical heat that even I, taxi-abstainer of note, have sold out and bought nifty roof racks to ensure that my surfboard fits on BOTH of our cars.
There is however an unspoken menace lurking in the shadows of this petrol-slurping society. There are forces who, currently having no vehicle of their own, seek to take possession of your car ...
... us that St Lucia was SA’s safest town. We weren’t going to disagree with them, but still found it difficult to drop our guard when it came to walking home after dark. Either way we had a fantastic time and it made up, in some part for having to cut short our trip to Cape Vidal.
Our next day on the road was a short one, only a couple of hours drive south to reach our destination, eShowe, proclaimed the capital of Zululand after the 1870’s Anglo-Zulu ...