Sunday, July 20, 2008

Still busy

But the not-doing-much kind of busy. Have been doing a bit of shopping, some things are so cheap over here (ie I paid A$11 for a Body Shop scrub). Went and watched the rugby yesterday. Was very intimidating being one of 2 Aussies in a room full of Springbok supporters. I think we're going shopping again today, and hopefully I will be getting to some markets soon. I'm a bit behind in my souvenir shopping. And some people are a pain to buy for.

Oh also went to an amusement park the other day. Being winter a lot of the rides were closed for maintainance, but there were still a few good ones, including the first roller coaster I have ever been on that goes upside down without a chest harness, just the lap bar! That was a bit freaky.

Anyway, that's about it from me, love you all!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

and again

will be brief again
kruger was awesome. Have seen some amazing animals and we had a fantastic trip. Here's a little scope for you. Some Saffers (south africans) can go to Kruger for a week or two and not see anything more interesting than antelope. We saw the big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) 3 times in 3 days. We saw honey badgers (hard to find), a rock python, sable, ground hornbills (used to be very rare), secretary birds, and more. We had a bush baby (looks like a possum) watch us braai (barbeque), and saw a leopard with her cub. We caught up with one of the exchange students who was out in Australia a few years ago. So it has been wonderful. My other travelling companions have left for the Egypt tour, so JAde and I are bumming around for the next few days (hopefully getting some shopping done, I am way behind in my souvenirs!), and after that we are visiting a friends farm to see them release rhino onto the property.

Hope everything's all good at home! Love you all heaps!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

South Africa

Have to be really quick, am at a friend's place using their internet, so short run down.
Got here safely
Have been very busy
Seen lots of animals
Saw lions- big event!
And a gumby giraffe
Going to Kruger NAtional PArk soon
HAve been way busy
Miss you all