Sunday, June 14, 2009
Getting to be up close and personal with lions, cheetas, leopards,and elephants made Kruger an once in a lifetime opportunity. We went on walks with lions in the mornings, pet a cheeta and cheeta cubs in the afternoon, and had an elephant stick his head in the safari truck on the evening drive! I never imagined I would get to experience something so amazing. The lions were so big, they were very active but when they ran by we could pet them. Petting a cheeta was my favorite thing! The cheetas name was Savanna and she had 4 babies. She was so gentle and would lay there and let us pet her, the cubs were not so still, they ran and played the whole time. The elephants were HUGE! There was a dad, mom, and baby. The baby all but climbed in our laps! The whole trip was so unreal, it was a great experience.
Posted by Danae at 12:39 AM
Monday, June 8, 2009
What an eye opening experience traveling around the world and living in another culture. It makes my own moral principals stronger and more deeply rooted in my soul, and it makes me more compassionate about helping others. I pray I can be used to make a difference.
Posted by Danae at 5:50 AM
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Today we woke up early and drove through some of table mt national park to Cape Point. The view on the way was stunning! The waves crashing on the rocks and the beaches were beautiful! To top that off we saw wild animals on the way including the worlds biggest antelope and ostriches. Then we went to see the penguins living wild on the beach. It was crazy to see penguins in the sand, they were so little and cute. We also went to SANCCOB a conservation organization to learn about how they work to save the penguins and other birds. It was very interesting and we even got to pet and hold the penguins! After we went to the airport and sadly left Cape Town. Cape Town is so so gorgeous it was sad to leave it behind. Now we are at JoBurg, not as pretty, but we are going to do some really exciting stuff so I am excited! I miss yall! Lots of love
Posted by Danae at 12:40 PM
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Sometimes as humans we are rude and selfish, but after the townships yesterday I think all of our eyes are opened. We are all now definantly more appreciative! The way that people like Rosie give their time and devote their life to helping others is very very inspiring and humbling.Today we went shark diving!! Imagine a shark as long as your truck coming with his great jaws and sharp teeth right at you! A complete rush of adrenial! Great white sharks are beautiful creatures. While we were out on the ocean we saw seal island, there were literally thousands of seals covering every speck of the island. The whole experience was completely unreal. After the ocean we took the scenic route to our next activity. The view was undescribably beautiful! Our next activity was joining a drumming circle. You could feel the beat it was aweesome, we learnred a rythme, and I got volunteered to dance! It was very cool. To see the drummers passion for what they do was exciting! Next we had a wonderful dinner at a sweet couples home. The food was delicious, especially dessert! Now I am very tired but we are on the bus headed to the hotel to pack. Tomorrow we will be leaving around 7 for another full day before we fly out to JoBurg at 2! Miss you all, lots of love!
Posted by Danae at 12:03 PM
Friday, June 5, 2009
This trip is absolutly amazing! We have been to three continents in the last 4 days!! At germany we walked around the city of Frankfurt and saw a cathedral, St.Pauls church, and many more beautiful things! Since we have been in Africa we have had many eye opening experiences. This morning we went to the townships and it really made me see how privilaged we are! We also did an intro course on scuba diving today and will be out there with the great whites tomorrow! Lots of love!
Posted by Danae at 1:07 PM