Summer came and went as quickly as most things in life. A month and a half of working long shifts, hours spent in the dimly lit hallways of a nursing home, money made. Looking back at my brief stint of summer ‘vacation’ there were moments that made July and August noteworthy. Days spent with Lydia […]

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The End of June

Unbelievably, I only have eleven full days left in South Africa.  Port Elizabeth has become a type of home for me, a warmer coastal home. Over the past five months, I have made incredible memories and met beautiful people.  When I signed up to study in South Africa I didn’t know exactly what I would […]

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Riding down the coastline in a bright yellow beach buggy with a dog in my lap and a good friend in the seat next to me is my new definition of fun. Durban was the first time that I actually planned my own travel experience (shout out to you Glenda.) My friend Becca and I […]

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4:55 pm

From the Red Journal March 31, 2017 I’m on the beach outside of Something Good (a restaurant) and I saw a whole pod of dolphins swim past. That’s a good sign for the people doing the Ironman tomorrow. Dolphins mean that there are no sharks. It’s getting a little less summery every day, and the […]

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MARCH 12 2017

TIME passes stealthily in ZA. It seems that I wake up on a Monday morning and within minutes it’s Friday night and were dancing at the bar. I make myself seem old when I say cliche things about how this trip will be over before it began. Then again, most cliches are based in truth.I feel […]

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February 20,2017

I have been quite busy for the past two weeks, but I always find time to go to the beach and enjoy the waves.  This past weekend there was supposed to be a big tropical storm, but it didn’t get as crazy in Port Elizabeth as the weather man had suggested it would.The weather here […]

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