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The Big 5

So, last time I left off, we were roasting marshmallows after finally having arrived at Panzi Bush Camp.  The camp is really nice, they had showers, which of course made our day.  And they’re really nice showers, the water was hot, […]

Settling in

So after working the entire weekend in the nursery, as well as playing with the older kids, we took the Monday off, as it was a holiday.  We “slept in”, then Roberta and I headed to this aerobics class this […]

Welcome to Soweto!

We left the hostel bright and early Friday morning and after dropping off four of the group at the bus depot, we headed on to the orphanage (called Othandweni) to start volunteering.  We arrived there very early, so the volunteers […]

Finally, South Africa

So I flew from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg, South Africa on August 3rd.  My flight landed an hour early, so there was no one there to greet me when I arrived, so I just hung out in the arrivals area, […]

Return to Oz

I left Winnipeg on July 28 amidst a lot of chaos.  I, of course, left everything last minute, and struggled to get all my packing done.  It wasn’t so much the packing for my trip, although there was some struggle […]

South Africa here I come!

I’ve been accepted!!!  I received the email today, I’ve been accepted to the volunteer program, and I’m heading to South Africa.  I’m beyond excited, I’ve been wanting to visit SA since I lived in London in 2001 with two Saffer […]

The Rat and Parrot

London – November 4, 2001 Just wanted to tell you about my weekend so far, it’s been awesome!!!  On Thursday night, I went to a pub called the Rat and Parrot, where it was cheap drinks night.  Before we went […]

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