The last few days of the trip were perfect. We had a braai in the township of Guguletu, which was a great experience. Although, it did feel like everyone from the township was looking at us funny. The food was amazing. We ordered 3 or 4 different kinds of meats and the meat was brought out in big bins, which were passed around. It was a great way of ending our time in the townships and sharing time with the organization whom we had been working with - Africa Tikkun.
On Friday, some of us started the day by driving to Cape Point. On the way, we saw baboons sitting right on the side of the road. There were about 10 of them and none of them were scared of the vehicles just feet away from them. We had to shut our van windows because apparently they like to jump in cars. When we arrived at Cape Point, we were able to see both the Indian and Atlantic oceans in one spot. After that, we went and saw the penguins and some of us swam with them.
On Friday night we had our final good-bye Braai (Grill-out). Everyone whom we had met throughout the entirety of the trip showed up, which was around 50 people. We had a ton of food and drinks. People were dancing and playing drums. Everyone from Africa Tikkun and Interstudy were there. It was a great way to say goodbye and thank you to all of those who helped us throughout our journey in South Africa.
Well, this is my final blog and I'd like to say thank you to everyone who has followed along throughout the trip. I learned so many things in such a short amount of time - I truly had the best time of my life.Matt Norring