Travel Blogs from Durban
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 ...
This morning was our second COPT meeting where Glenn and I were able to steal a few moments with Petru to get a little more insight into what we should expect from Margate. After such a busy week we're both eager to know what similarities there will be for us down there if any and what can expect and what may be a few of our initial projects. It was exciting hearing some of the things she had to say and it has made us both more excited ...
... 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 ...
(Also written pre-COP) .... Twas the night before COP … and all
through the Durban … all of FUN-Del was dancing in the rain at one
in the morning in the middle of the industrial road that runs by our
cottage! Sheet lightning made the sky a brilliant purple every few
seconds and thunder roared. The road looked more like a river and
the water came up to our knees. What an amazing tropical storm! And
... weekend in March and left by Monday
morning, but Kim stayed until Thursday. Even better, I left Thursday night to
travel to Durban, where Mariel, Dru, and I met up again to celebrate Mariel’s
birthday! It was amazing.
Even better, was that over the first weekend, I found out
some terrible news from Kerry (the ETA who was supposed to join me in PE) that
her grant had discontinued and that she would not be allowed to come to South