Spring Break, Southern Hemisphere Style
October 4, 2011
It's pretty hard to write a post detailing the last 3 months of my time in Cape Town, but I will try to fill you all in. I've been remiss in posting... I'm volunteering, taking 17 credits, Pan-African dancing it up (questionable on my part), and living with a wonderful host family. I pass out at, like, 10PM on a lot of weeknights. Except Wednesdays and sometimes Thursdays, because those are good nights to go out! Spring break was September 3-12 and it was INCREDIBLE. I went to Mozambique, Swaziland, and Kruger National Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Every part of our trip was hilarious, even when we were driving in a truck (classic... tourists in Africa) for ten hours from Jo'burg to Swaziland. We drove all over Mozambique and visited Inhambane, Vilanculos, Maputo & Xai Xai. What that means is that I basically spent six days visiting incredibly beautiful beaches in Mozambique, quad biking, dancing, and eating delicious meals around the camp fire. We stayed in the most beautiful accommodations in Mozambique - there are few things better than waking up about 100 ft from the ocean. It was easily my favorite part of the trip, but I'm a huge beach person.
I feel bad starting off my posts from abroad with such a shallow account of the trip, but I am so behind on posting. Please forgive me! I have done a LOT of thinking on this trip, and the thought of having to compress it all for a blog post is a little overwhelming... so please enjoy this slightly shallow but fun account of my time here so far. Attempting to weave some sort of context in for you, lovely readers, seems like a herculean task at the moment. But it is coming in future posts. With that, I leave you with a super adorable picture of my host brother, Liam. I'll post one of my host sister soon. :)
MODEL. Note - taken in a reserve, not roaming the streets of Cape Town, which some people think is true... hahaha