Sunday, October 2, 2016

Three Weeks in Africa

Only three weeks into my trip and it feels like I've been here for months. The sights, the people, the environment is so vast and diverse I couldn't possibly see it all in the 9ish weeks I am here in South Africa. Although, I feel like I have seen so much of it, I see or hear something new everyday. That is what this trip is about to me, to have new experiences and to learn. And in only three weeks I have done just that.

Highlights of my trip so far...

A 15 hour plane ride and I didn't sleep 
Living on a farm at Ingwe (in Plettenberg Bay)- hiking, learning and team bonding
Hiking to the ocean 3 times
Monkeyland and Birds of Eden
Kloofing in Africanyon
Living in the township, Kwanokuthula, I have a mom (Wendy), dad (James), and 2 sisters, Achumile (14) and Buchumile (6)
Working for Plett Aid and the first two weeks of field work I am with a carer that goes to peoples houses to check up on them

I have had limited access to internet, and that is a good thing, but I just thought I would update just so you all know I am alive. More posts to come, hopefully a little more comprehensive but I have been busy working and living in Africa, wow I still am shocked with that realization at times. 


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    1. I don't exactly know. But Africanyon is a canyon that you swim, rappel, zipline and hike through so yeah it was fun

  2. Yay Maddie!!! I'm so happy to see that you're having a great time! :DDD