Sun, Rocks and Chalk: Part 2

South Africa offers amazing rock climbing. Probably the best I’ve experienced, so far, to be honest. Over Easter break, I went to Waterval Boven with seven other students, one committed teacher, and an external climber.

With kilometres of climbing wall, stretched out in the valley and breathtaking views, you can’t really ask for more.

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We had a blast.

Peace

Mid-Term Break

It’s been a week since our mid-term break, and it is with great pleasure that I can finally say; the internet is strong enough to blog! It may seem bizarre, but getting a strong enough connection is actually is issue, as photos take a long time to upload.

Anyhow, for mid-term, Hilde, Nelly, Tshepi (my link brother) and I went to Mozambique with Tshepi’s parents! After living in a landlocked country for about two months, I cannot aptly express how good if felt to get to the ocean (keep in mind that I used to live on an island).

On Friday morning, we drove, more or less, directly to Bilene, where we stayed at Tshepi’s father’s friend’s house. The house is located above a lagoon, which makes room for some pretty awesome views;

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We went kaiaking in the lagoon, and even though it was fun and we were told it was completely safe, I must admit, I still cringe at the thought of crocodiles sneaking up on us in the surface. If you keep going beyond the sand dunes after the lagoon, you’ll reach the beach soon enough.
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On Saturday we went to a bigger lagoon, where we had lunch and the ability to swim!

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As overjoyed as I was by getting in the water, I managed to cut my foot on some sharp item in the water, but the day was a success, nonetheless! My vague medical skills were put to test, as I was forced to wrap my tank top around the wound, in order to stop the bleeding. I won’t lie, even though the little I know of first aid has come to me from Hollywood, I felt greatly capable.

IMG_1263On Sunday, we went to the prober beach, and after limping across the dunes for twenty minutes, nothing could have pleased me more than the sound of pounding waves, and this view;
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On the way back, I managed to capture everyone in a single photo, as well.
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We went back through Maputo on Monday, where we slept as Tshepi’s dad’s apartment. After staying in teeny, tiny Swaziland for some time, it was surreal to see a big, buzzing city, once again, and we enjoyed our stay there.

As usual, more photos can be obtained in the photo gallery!

Until next time,

Markus

Sun, Rocks and Chalk

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On our way up to the wall on mount Kelly

Last weekend we went rock climbing, and it was great to get back to the mountainside after what seems like forever. It’s possible that the rock climbing group will go to SA for a weekend during easter break.

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Sameen and I

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Connor (connorbaer.org)

Connor (connorbaer.org)

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I’m pretty sure I’ll keep doing this!