June 27, 2005

Holiday Club

I'm having a wonderful time with my church college group doing a kid's Holiday Club in Hermanus - a big whale-watching city (I haven't seen any yet)... Kids are so fun!
The last two weeks of travelling down the coast were really magical! I met some great people and saw some amazing sights! I wish you could all be here with me! Some activities we did include blowing fire, walking on fire, chilling on the beach, surfing (fun!!), hiking, and learning bits of the local languages. I can see how people get addicted to travelling. BTW, did you konw you can get an around-the-world flight ticket for 1,100 pounds? You have about a year to use it up, and you have a certain limit of miles: that's it. I think that might be cheaper than my ticket to South Africa! Man!

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June 10, 2005

Last minute

I'm about to leave for the Cape Town airport, so I thought I'd write one last note before I go on my journey to Swaziland, etc.! I'm going to miss Stellenbosch incredibly, but I've learned so much here and now I have to travel the world to meet up with my wonderful friends from Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, the US, Canada, Mexico, etc. Yesterday I got together with Marc, the exchange student from Stellenbosch going to Clemson next year! Samantha, the exchange coordinator here, says he's the luckiest of all Stellenbosch students--I thought that was sweet! Yeah, I do miss Clemson, and Greenville. Less than a month and I'll be home sweet home. I want to be three people: one still in Stellenbosch with friends here, one travelling to Swazi, and one back home with you guys!


Me and Marc at Pappa's Bistro

Can't WAIT to see you guys soon!

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June 03, 2005

The Scoop Down South

Sorry I've been so negligent in writing! We finished classes last Friday and have exams this week and next week. I leave the 10th to travel around South Africa, then leave the country the 7th of July. Next Friday I'm planning on flying to Johannesburg and taking the Baz Bus (a backpackers' transport system) down to Swaziland, maybe to Lesotho (pr. "Les-oo-too), down the Wild Coast, and finally the Garden Route, which I still haven't done! I'm meeting my church in Hermanus for a week-long mission trip. Hermanus is one of the big whale-watching sites of South Africa. We'll be leading children's Bible clubs (VBS) there. The day after that ends (July 2) I'm hoping to go river rafting on the Orange River and get my passport stamped with "Namibia." I've heard it's a fun trip. I love rafting, too. And hiking. This trip's full of both of them! So, basically, I need to pack for a four-week long trip, plus pack up EVERYTHING from Concordia before I leave because I won't be coming back here! That's a lot to do in a little bit of time . . . on top of studying for my exams! I've already started packing. I'm really excited to come home and see you guys.

A room with a view: looking at the sunrise from Concordia


The girls after a pot-luck dinner. Why didn't we think of this earlier?

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