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Better be home soon

Better be home soon

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Blog |

Cape Town. Beautiful Cape Town. In a few hours I will see you below me as the plane brings me home to all that is familiar. How surreal and wonderful. In the past three months I have been to and through over eight cities, several national parks, three Canadian provinces, and five States. I have flown, driven, and bussed hundreds of kilometres and seen so...

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Redemption

Redemption

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Blog |

Megan certainly has the better morning as she goes out on her last Canadian shopping spree and I stay in to have tearful skype session with my parents who are doing everything they can to help me get home soon. And also worrying. A lot. Right now I’m using any means necessary to try find free accommodation for the rest of my stay (however long that may...

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A walk in the park

A walk in the park

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog |

It seems like every morning when I wake up in this hostel bed in Vancouver, it takes a few seconds to remember where I am, and only a few more for the horrible reality to sink in that I am currently not going home in two days’ time as planned. With the nine hour time difference, I spend the first hour or so of each day emailing my travel agent and parents...

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The Island

The Island

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Blog |

Grey. That’s the colour of the sky today. Ha, I see Vancouver is reflecting my mood. (But apparently the weather is often like this). Without any concrete plan or destination, Megan and I take a walk down Granville Street and cross the bridge to Granville Island. A mural of a leaping Orca whale appears as we look back and Megan jokes that ‘there’s my...

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Reality check

Reality check

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Blog |

I wake up this morning with the dreaded thought that we’re getting on a plane and swopping the gorgeous Rockies for the city of Vancouver. It’s one step closer to home (my flight to Cape Town leaves in four days), but I am scared of what awaits me at the airport. I really wish we don’t have to leave the mountains and our friends. A tiny part of me...

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