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Good-bye Chinsta

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It is my last day in Chinsta so i thought i better give you some info about what i have been doing since the break. Our first day off included a trip to the transkie, across the kie river. Which was something different, and something that i wouldnt get to experience on the adventure tour. The country isnt as developed, and it was so nice. We went on a little hike and then we cliff jumped. We had to climb up this rock faces to get back up after cliff jumping which was a bit scary, but we had Denver, Milton and Rob all there to make sure we didnt fall down. (Rob is an ISV leader, Denver and Milton are with VA32 the south african volunteer).

After that we went to Mumma Tofu, where we got to see the cultural side of her clan. SOme girls did some dancing for us and they were just so adorable!! One of them was like 3 or 4 years old dancing with them and she was just so cute!! we learnt about how the women are worth more (about 18 cows if a guy wants to marry your daughter) but have to do everything (build houses, care for children, guys dont touch water to do dishes or have to do anything!) We got to dance with the girls and it was such a good experience.

That night we all went back to our house and started drinking. Denver, Milton and Tobz did not get the little man rule that we used in Kings. It was very funny. The next morning however was not so much fun. However Rob was kind enough to go down to the store and buy a thing of bacon so i could eat it. It was AMAZING!

Our two days off really refreshed us and it was straight back into the work. Levelling out the ground, picking up rubbish, putting in a drain pipe, sorting the shed. and im sure heaps of other things but i dont have my camera or notebook here so i cant quiet remember.

Today as it was our last day at the school it was a very chill day. As we were leaving the teachers organized for their choir to sing to us. It was so gorgeous! One of the teachers then went on to say how much they appreciated what we had done, that we were young and they were so happy that we took time to help them. It was so moving, Kelsey cried. Which in turn made almost all us girls cry. Im sure Ritcho, Luke and Hamish were like what is wrong with them.

Tomorrow we leave for our adventure tour and im having mixed feelings. I'm ready to go home having been away for so long, but cant wait to do all the activities, and im loving it here and dont really want to leave. It a very confusing time right now. We are also sad as Rob isnt coming on the tour with us, and neither is Milton or Denver. Milton if you i hadnt realised we nicknamed superman, if we cant dig in the ground we call for milton and its done in like 30 seconds. Ritcho and Luke bet Milton that he couldnt dig a hole in under 4 mintues. It had to be very deep and was very tough ground. It took him 1min 42sec. Superman.

Well that is it from me for now. Dont know how the internet will go for the tour but i will try my best!

Posted by TarrynK 03:49 Archived in South Africa Tagged volunteer

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