Africa Travel

Until next time SA!

On Wednesday, October 28th, I headed off to the waterfront and got on one of the hop-on/hop-off CitySightseeing buses.  I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone: get a ride to Table Mountain, and get to see a bit […]

Hitching a ride

So my last night in Joburg ended up being pretty memorable.  I stayed at a friend’s house that night, which also happened to be the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup (South Africa vs New Zealand).  We caught the […]

Life in Soweto

Last time I wrote I was saying goodbye to the orphanage.  What an amazing three months I had volunteering there, I can’t believe how quickly the time flew by.  I would highly recommend volunteering at the Johannesburg Othandweni orphanage, or […]

The rats are coming

Monday October 19th was back to business as usual, helping in the nursery with bath time and playing with the kids.  Heleen had an orthodontist appointment in the afternoon, so we decided to tag along with her and make an […]

Taking a bucket

Thursday, October 15, we got up super early and the 4 of us from our group headed out on a 4 hour game drive where we saw buffalo, birds, warthogs, elephants, impala, wildebeests, rheboks, baboons and many more animals, including […]

Lions need to eat too

After returning late Thursday evening (October 8) from Swaziland, I only had Friday morning at the orphanage before it was time to say goodbye (for now) and head off for a new adventure.  Marian and I would be picked up […]

It’s a zoo in here

Week 6 was a lot more interesting than the previous week!  First, I got to go to the Johannesburg zoo with the nursery kids and the grannies.  It was actually a lot of fun.  We all squashed into the vehicles, […]