Alexa Nelson 1-2-12
I apologize to friends and family who I have not been in contact with since I've been in Africa, but, to be honest, I'm super busy here allll the tme. It's beyond amazing :) I will try to buy some more air time for my phone so I can call some of you. But, just know that I am safe and happy.
Since I've been here, we've been so many great things, but my absolute favorite was the Educo retreat we went to in Groot Winterhoek. We went way up in the mountains and camped in these little cabins. We went hiking, swimming in a water hole in the mountain, had bonfires, and ate all of our meals together around a big table. Its difficult to explain how fantastic this experience was, but I met some new people who were great, and I have never felt more close to nature than when I was there, sitting on a rock, watching the sun set over the mountains. I promise I will bring pictures back with me, but the internet is different here, and I'd rather just wait until I'm home for most of them. Until then, here is one of me hiking in the mountains.
New years eve was also a fabulous experience, as everyone went in the street for the count down, and immediately began hugging and shaking hands with anyone nearby, wishing them well for the new year. I would love to write more about the minibuses, and the markets, and everything else I'm seeing, but I'm afraid I'm quite tired, and have a long day tomorrow. For now, lets just suffice to say that I believe this is the most beautiful place on this earth.
Miss you all