The great ‘Madiba’ has gone to his final resting place at last. One of the greatest people to be alive in my generation. Despite the fact he is no longer with us I admire the people of South Africa who mourn by celebration. To look back at all the good things he has done really put into perspective how loved he was around the world.
This post is dedicated to all the friends and extra family members I have gained in South Africa. I am very much looking forward to understanding more about this great man and watching the film about his life.
So, iv always been a bit of a home bird. Dont get me wrong I love a good holiday but always been glad to get my two feet back on English soil.
Since going to South Africa, my feelings have changed slightly. The animals, the heat, all the amazing coloured jewellery and clothes. I have a few favourite photos of my time there on my desk and work. Lately I have really started to miss it. The way friends come over and braai, amazingly free open country with so many things to do. Travelling up to Kruger Safari Park was one of the best things iv ever done and wish I could head up there every ‘spring break’ with all the lovely people I met out there. I know that I dont really ‘know’ Africa properly but I am sure I will savour my next African trip.
I have not felt like this over a country before until now. Maybe it’s because I know all of my new friends and extended family are out there? It feels weird that I am home sick over a place that isn’t really my home!
My trip to Africa was so amazing. The wildlife was captivating as well as the many interesting people I met over there. With my boyfriend as my guide I got to see the side of Africa that tourists do not usually see. His family was wonderfully inviting and we miss them all a lot. I hope to go back in the future and enjoy this beautiful country again. Please enjoy just a snippet of the photographs I took on our adventures. (Believe me there was a lot to go through! Phew)