07.08.2010 - 11.08.2010
Sorry for the delay everyone but I have limited internet access, as said before. I am in Cape Town and have been here for six days now. I live in Athlone, Vangaurd Estate with a woman named Liz, her daughter and her granddaughter. Liz has two cats, two birds and watched Big Brother Africa almost all the time. I arrived Saturday in the afternoon and hung out with my roommate. We then decided to go to the happening place in town, Long Street. We didn't do too much but we still had fun. The next morning, we slept late, went to the nearby mall to use some interenet and then met our medical director and our cooridnator for our orientation. On Sunday night, we stayed home to catch up on our sleep. Monday was a national holiday called Women's Day. Celebrate those women!! So we did nothing that day except . . . we rented a car. . . a stick shift car. That's right ladies and gentleman . . . I can now drive a stick shift on the left side of the road!!!! YAY! Anyway, we hung out at the V&A Waterfront for the rest of the afternoon and headed home for dinner. Dinner was special that night becasue one of our friends who was in Durban with us was making dinnner for us on her last night. We also went to bed early that night. Lame, I know. We then got up early on Tuesday to go on our tour of Cape Town. It took all day from 8am to 6pm and we went everywhere. From the Castle of Good Hope to District 6 and back to Athlione. All in one day!!! AFter that there was no energy left in me to do anything else. Wednesday was our first day of at work at Eerste River hospital on the Cape Flat and if you have of the Cape Flats you know that it isn't a perfect vacation spot. Anyway, Abby and I worked in the ARV clinic all day doing bloods, seeing patietns and learning all about ARV therapy. We got off of work late and then went to the casino that night. It was amazing, like a mini Las Vegas. I'll let you know how our first weekend in Cape Town goes.