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... noise at the beginning) lives right on the corner of the two gangs territories. She has the Americans on the right, and the HLs on the left. She absolutely cannot leave her home while they are fighting. She can't even walk around her house really. She has to stay low to the ground. Bullets have gone through her windows and her walls before. We are all very, very concerned for her safety right now. Along with everyone else's.
The Americans are one of the ...
... student that was killed in an act of violence in 1993. She was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, dropping off a few of her colleagues late at night. She was then approached by a police officer, and was then beaten and stoned to death for being there. (This was also before Apartheid ended so her being in that black township that late at night was wrong). What the terrible thing is, is that Amy's mom forgave the man who killed ...
Now about our mid-semester trip.
We left very early Friday August 31. We did our trip through a travel company, Intrepid. Our bus was this VERY large bus with huge windows, a refrigerator, and a water tank attached to the bottom. Our tour guide was Tsepho. We drove for the first part of the day to our first stop, Knysna. We stayed in this great backpacker and because there are so many of us, we got one large room to ourselves and some ...
... next to us that had had its hair dyed bright orange or the
cow that had chosen the middle of the road for a snooze. We walked up and down
roads that were so far off the beaten track that it felt as though we might
have been the only white people to have ventured that far! We were stared at
and treated like celebrities with men and children all wanting to shake our
hands and say hello or 'wassup'! On our last day in Mumbai we decided it was
time to ditch some ...
... of our road. We are pleased to be back to having an excellent exchange rate, and our supper was so cheap. For starters, main and drinks we paid $80 for all five of us. Tim even had two draught (tap) beers, plus the girls had ciders, including six cokes all in the $80. Amazing !
There are not many photo ops on travel days, as you will notice!! Hopefully you will have more variety in the next few ...