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Yesterday was another public holiday for the national election. We've seen hoards of campaigners everywhere that we've been in the last month. Mostly for the ANC party.
As we can't vote (although everyone has assumed that we would be) we decided to go into hospital anyway. As there were only 2 patients and 1 very relaxed doctor, we very quickly decided to go and do something else. Turns out people feel the need to come ...
We've settled into a routine now of helping out on the paediatric ward round in the morning (getting to know all the forms and getting used to X-rays and babies' chests) and then going to casualty to see patients who come in by ambulance from the surrounding areas. What we've seen is really quite different from the in UK, for starters most of the doctors go for lunch at 12 and most don't bother coming back in so ...
... to Scottburgh in the morning were dampened by the storms from the night before with the Pharmacy being flooded! All the electrics were out, the floor was soaked and some of the stock was damaged too. After spending a few hours mopping up water we were sent off to the movies with Greg and Beth in Pietermaritzburg where we watched Captain Philips a very intense and eyeopening film. We then headed down to the coast to Scottburgh just in time for a good drink and ...
... this weekend, picking up medical books and sunning ourselves. We proudly picked our china blue tea pot. Our British touch. Sarah has been shouting frequently in joy at the sight of whales from out balcony but when I get there they disappear. However she insists they are there, out in the endless blue of the Indian Ocean.
We passed 2 days in the Zulu hill lands north of Pietermartizburg. ...
... we kind of felt like we were monkeys or birds – sliding between trees, looking down below at the tops of the trees, and streams – feeling the quiet of the air. Our guides Given and Meshak were excellent – and the British couple that we went with (who were encouraged by their kids) were also a lot of fun so we all had a good time.
The next visit was to Blyde Canyon, which is the third largest canyon in ...
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