The World Cup and Southern Africa

During the world cup I will be traveling around South Africa. After the tournament is over, I plan to travel over ground about 1800 miles up to Nairobi, where I will fly back to the states from in early August.

In this blog I hope to share my experiences, thoughts, and stories. I am not completely sure why I am here, I hope to know by the time I leave. I will focus on a few topics:
1) How do we develop people? (Education, Values, etc..)
2) Is there any absolute truth? I hope so.
3) Football

This will not be clean and edited, it is my journal. I will write very much in stream of consciousness, most statements I make are questions that I wish answered. Please feel free to add to my inner-dialogue.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tuesday June 29

I took my time leaving PE, I got to the taxi rank about 11am, and got on a taxi for Jeffrey’s Bay, the next major town about 80km away. This is one of the surfing hotspots, the home of billabong. There is a factory store where everything is half-off. I meant to get off in the town then decide whether or not to stay there or continue….but when I found out the taxi I was in continued a bit further, a drive through the town was good enough. My taxi ended in Humansdorp, where I got a taxi for Stormsriver because it near a national park. I think it was about another 100km. I sat on the back bench of the taxi, my two seatmates to my right I think were father and son. They offered me a beer, and we chatted off and on for the trip. They both worked in the tourist industry around Stormsriver. They told me bits about the area. They need to go to the next town (Humansdorp to the east, Plettenbergs Bay to the west) every month to get supplies, there are small stores close to them, but they are more expensive. They insisted I have a second beer. This made the last 30 minutes a bit painful due to a full bladder. My friends drained their’s in one of the villages we stopped in, but I just couldn’t do it with homes in every direction.

I saw a skinny cow for the first time.

I got to my hostel just in time for Japan-Paraguay. I would’ve preferred to be late. Without a preference in the match it was extremely boring. Both teams played good, intelligent football, but it just wasn’t entertaining. That was alleviated by the Spain-Portugal match. I thought Spain would win a tight match, I was surprised how many quality chances Portugal created. Villa’s goal appeared to be offsides, but they never showed a good replay here. Despite the bumping social scene at my hostel, I am getting ready for bed, I am excited to choose my adventure here in Tsitsikamma national park. I just realized I may have thrown away a bag that had jerky in it, so I’ma stop by the kitchen real quick and investigate. Goodnight Family.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jeffrey's Bay!!! I saw that on a map when I was looking to see where PE was in relation to Cape Coast. I got excited when I saw it. LOL.