Travel Blogs from Durban
... incredibly eye-opening and interesting. Cato Manor is not like a typical suburban neighborhood in America. Minibus taxis transport throngs of commuters to work and school each day (there are no school buses) and kids are always out playing in the afternoons.
So far, I have been to the beach twice, and the beaches in Durban are quite nice. The water is extremely warm and although all of the beaches ...
... Another problem with having no routine and not being settled is the constant running out of food. Woke up this morning to realise the cereal had been finished and there was no bread. So what else is there to do but to head out for brekky on the beach! :) After a nice "relaxing" breakfast and by relaxing I mean as much as you can with 3 very energetic boys is was time to hit the beach. With Glenn stating for the 100th time "Gee, I could get used ...
... uneventful. Despite copious amounts of melatonin I really only slept probably 4 hours total over the 30 hours of flying. The flight from Johannesburg to Durban was a godsend at only an hour after the preceding 10 hour flights.
I was met at the airport by Praline Ross whom I had just met a month earlier at the screenings of the Durban-shot OTELO BURNING at SIFF 2012. Her willingness to snag me at the airport and make my introduction to Durban ...
... I bid her farewell in the morning of the 1st, only to subsequently get on the train into London to fly out of Heathrow that night.
Arrival in Durban (via Johannesburg) was a rude awakening to the fact that places outside of England actually have sun. I was instantly blinded by the blue skies and bright yellow light of summer, and then almost immediately drenched in sweat as I walked out to the car in my insulated Bristol-winter clothing. Finally! ...
... 8211; the FUN-Del to
Durban. I can't explain how exciting and surreal it is to have a FUN
Society delegation here at COP. Not only are two beautiful worlds of
mine colliding, but also it is taking FUN Society to a new level and
our delegation has the potential to be very effective. The team is
fantastic and works and lives together very well so far!
COY (Conference of Youth) started on
Friday, and made for an inspiring ...