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The Crazy Adventures of the Northern Girl

Canadian soil!

CANADA | Sunday, 1 Jul 2012 | Views [267]

Well I am not officially back on Canadian soil! After many problems (which may at somepoint be explained...wine required) I am here. Last night I was in a BEAUTIUL hotel room for about 7 hours and only slept about 1.5 of those. The time change going ... Read more >

Tags: home sweet home

I do have a pulse...

MOZAMBIQUE | Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | Views [230]

If anyone else is as worried as my mom was....I am alive. Mozambique and Swaziland are very different from south Africa but still incredibly beautiful!  Mad a quick recap...in Swaziland I did a horse back safari then we headed to mozam! I learned that ... Read more >

Tags: ocean safari

The Big 5

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | Views [230]

This morning we woke up at 4. That's right....4 am. We left here (Bibs) at 5 so we could be at the safari for 6. LUCKILY...what we saw made is sooooo worth it. The "Big 5" is buffalo, leopard, elephant, rhino, and lion. And I saw all bu ... Read more >

HIppos and crocs.....

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | Views [174]

I never thought I would say this but I am almost sick of seeing hippos. We went on a hippo and croc cruise today (mostly an excuse to sit and drink on a boat....reminded me of home:)) We saw ALOT of hippos and a few crocs. Tomorrow we get up at 4 ... Read more >

Just a quicky

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | Views [197]

Ok this is a quick one...wifi at the restaurant! We decided to go out for dinner as dinner t bibs (the hostel) is a little repetitive.  I got to swim in the ocean for the first time ever today! Yay!!! This time in two weeks I'll be home! 

Lamb Roast!!

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 16 Jun 2012 | Views [225]

Today was our last day of volunteering....I went to a cat rehab centre and hung out with the cheetahs!!! (Pictures when I return).  It was lots of fun but the 6 days of work felt very long!! Tomorrow is a day at the beach...a well deserved day at the ... Read more >

Much better day...

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | Views [220]

This morning I woke up feeling better. WAY BETTER. So I ate breakfast and went off to the croc park!!! EEKKK! I was like a kid in a candy store. It was so much fun. I got to hold a little one and the rest of the time was spend cleaning out various pens.... Read more >


SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | Views [226]

So all last night I was sick and then when I thought I was ok to go volunteering I sat down on the bus and got right back up again. So I spend my whole day sleeping it off and dirnking lots of water and electrolyte powder!

The adventure contiunes

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | Views [409] | Comments [5]

Ok so the blog I wrote about the travel didn't post so I'll fill you in. After leaving New York it was a 12 hour plane ride to Dubai where I sat in the middle row and had zero room for anything but Emirates has an excellent entertainment selection so ... Read more >

Day 4

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | Views [460]

Well...I'm exhausted. It's only about 8:30 but I have a feeling I may just go have a shower and go to bed. Luckily I was done my construction rotation today so may tomorrow won't be so hard. Tomorrow bring the education rotation and I'm not sure how ... Read more >

Travel Day 1

USA | Saturday, 9 Jun 2012 | Views [344]

Today was a bit of a rough day. Any day that starts with three hours of sleep when you wake up at 4:30 is a rough day.  Toronto was pretty uneventful, I had never done customs going out. I was hot, tired and hungry (I completely slept through both flights).... Read more >

Tags: on the road

The Best Laid Plans....

CANADA | Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | Views [317]

So my plan was to update this blog everyday for the month before I leave...whoops. I leave in less than 36 hours. I feel pretty ready but not ready enough to leave this week.  I hate packing. HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE. And I'm having to pack selectively.... Read more >

Tags: packing


CANADA | Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | Views [463]

Hello everyone!  (or no one) As most people close to me know, I am going to South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique in exactly 1 month!!! So to keep everyone on the same page, as many people ask the same questions, I figured I'd start a blog to keep ... Read more >

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