Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some picturez

Second day here on muizenberg beach. Friday market. Cape point tour. Cape Town, SA. August 2014. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hiking Lion's Head

Lion's Head. Cape Town, South Africa. August 8th. 

South African Life

I’ve been here almost a week now, which seems crazy. The warm Caribbean sun seems so distant. Some things about living here/the first week:

  1. It was so much colder than I anticipated. It rained sideways all day and was so windy, but now the sun is out and I realized how much I love warm weather. 
  2. We have no convenient access to internet or a phone. It’s a 15 minute walk to a local café to use their free wifi.
  3. We live in volunteer houses. Mine has 9 people from a variety of countries, but 28 people started the program this week and there are a lot where here prior to our arrival. Most of them have been really nice! 
  4. I work in a local township (a low income area) working to improve the math and reading skills of elementary aged students. I’m realizing how difficult it is to teach someone how to read, but I really love when I get to work on math with them. Everyday we go into the schools and tutor kids from each class who are struggling and then also act as a physical education teacher because the school has no gym teacher or program. 
  5. It’s not ridiculously dangerous here, but there are a lot of precautions you have to take to ensure you don’t put yourself in danger. I’m realizing that I don’t want to live somewhere like that in the future.

Overall it’s been good so far and I can’t wait to work with the kids more J

Friday, August 8, 2014

Morning in Muizenberg

View from the coffee shop window. Muizenberg, South Africa. August 9th. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Made it to Africa!

Don't have much internet access, but I made it safely and will be posting pictures soon!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Perfect last day in the sun :)

Day on the beach. Snow cones. Pups. Sand. Delicious dinner and dessert. New cruzan outfit. Signed my name on the wall at the Lost Dog Pub. Can't thank Bill and Ms. Garvin enough for such an incredible trip! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Found out where I'll be living in South Africa!

Hopefully this is the right house. Muizenberg, South Africa. (Via Google Earth). July 29th.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014