Trip Start Jul 19, 2009
160Trip End Oct 25, 2010
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Where I stayed
buccaneers backpackers lodge
However, the gardener-cum-odd job man is omnipresent, always hovering around - he just needed to urgently measure a stick on my balcony, search me why.
I came here to check out a job, and to be closer to civilisation to organise things.
The job was there, came at a price though. Well organised, didn't seem they were that desperate for help. Maybe the volunteers are a welcome source of income, I don't know, whatever, I just couldn't see myself staying here.
Does make me realise how totally dependant I have become of the net.
Anyway, another project turned up, sounded more like my thing, but that meant travelling to the middle of nowhere, not sure what I might find there. I don't mind taking a risk but my time here is limited and I've been on so many wild goose chases, might-be's, could-be's, should-be's.
Time is often a factor: wait for such and such a person to be back, tomorrow, next week, who knows, and then it's always someone else you need to speak to. But willing and friendly people; maybe it's me, too impatient. Still, it's not been a waste of time, it's been an interesting quest.
Yesterday I got a call from Nicole, she took me on a tour last year, very kind girl. A friend of hers organises overland camping trips, sounded good, kind of tipped the scales. Forget about volunteering, time's ticking on and I want to make most of it.
So tomorrow I move to East London from where I will catch a bus to Cape Town.
We leave on Sunday, travelling on a truck, up the west coast to Namibia, crossing the desert, through Botswana and the Okavango delta on to Zambia or Zimbabwe, not sure, ending at Victoria Falls.
It'll take 3 weeks + 2 days to Jo'burg. Not just a great experience but also meaning I will not have to wonder about the next bed or meal.
I am told it will be hot, hmm, well, I'm in Africa, ain't I?
After that I intend to make my way to Durban, Amanzimtoti, to visit the children I was working with last year. Then slowly travel back to East London, hopefully managing to visit someone at Grahamstown before returning to Amsterdam.
Ja, sounds like I managed to plan something after all. Of course, chances are it will turn out completely different, as usual, but, long as it's an adventure, I'm not complaining.
P.S. Thank you all for your kind words and concern posted on the previous one. Makes me look like a right idiot, but much appreciated nonetheless:)