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I don't where to start or how to explain what took place this couple of days. NYE was amazing. I never had so much fun on NYE before, and celebrating here in SA made it even crazier. Everyone was on the street, jumping, laughing, takin pic, and just being humans. I really loved that, it shows peoples true colors. We went wild and celebrated in African style. We went out to eat a couple of times, and their food is so different from America. Today we went down to McDonalds, and i went ahead and order crispy chicken..man that was different. I think i was expecting it to taste the same but when it didn't that that throw me off, and there is NO PEPSI..i dont do the whole coke thing, and now im just sticking with orange juice. Im having a great time, and really like my group, they are amazing people. I was really nervous and uneasy but now I after getting to know everyone..i feel like i couldn't have gotten a better group of people. So far Cape Town is really agreeing with me..its sunny and hot and i take this place any day then MN snow. We haven't seen the poor part of South Africa yet, but im hoping we can soon because then i can really feel that im in Africa and not some rich island. Today we just relaxed and went out to buy some groceries. I actually made a decent meal other than just sticking with the whole toast, cereal. For those who know me; i stick with simple food. But after that grocery shopping, i didn't know what to do with all that food I bought and I feel guilty every time i throw food away. I kept telling myself, "this is Africa, people dont have enought food, and water". I'm trying hard to focus on small things i do that might seem really offending to others. But people here are really friendly and nice, and when we tell them that we are from America. They start lecturing us, and giving us advice about our safety. That was really nice, and sweet how they are really looking out for us. So far everything seems amazing but i cant wait till we start with the service learning and met the children we will be working with at the orphanage. I miss everyone back home, and i wish i could share these moments with you. But this is for know..love ya
We made it!! SOUTH AFRICA!!
This is amazing..there is no word to describe South Africa!!!..i'm still not believing we are finally here..the view here is beautiful..the housing is pretty comfortable and the folks here are pretty amazing. Everything is different, and it's not even close to what i imagine it would be like..they have everything here, but cheaper! We got a chance today to look around, just came back from grocery shopping, and that went well. I thought we wouldn't find any familiar food but there was..HUMMUS!! Can u believe that! hummus all the way down here..that was amazing and so I felt like right at home. We haven't seen any wild animals yet, but i bet that is gonna change soon. We'll have more free time tomorrow and the next couple days..so we will be seeing more of Capetown, can't wait!!..this is it for now, but I'll promise I'll have more stories and pictures by the end of this week..