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Creating a Splash in South Africa by Adrienne Siberry

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FC: Creating a Splash in South Africa

1: Property of Adrienne | My Vision... 5 weeks April - May Accompanied by best friend Mallory Volunteer at a nearby youth organization Go on a Safari Make new connections Explore Cape Town Stay in a Hostel Donate small items Keep a journal | "Make a Splash"

2: --------- | Itinerary - Fly from Toronto, ON to Cape Town, SA via Air Canada and South African Airways - Return flight: $1265 - Two Stops: Munich & Johannesburg - April 10th- May 15th

3: ------------ | CAPE TOWN

4: This lovely hostel would be our home for the 5 weeks from April to May. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and would serve as the hub from which our daily journeys would commence. By staying at a hostel we would maintain a low budget and save money for various excursions throughout Cape Town.

5: 1.2 km from City Center $27.98 per night | Ashanti Lodge

6: Dear Mom, Mallory and I have arrived safely in Cape Town and couldn't be happier. We have found a beautiful place to stay called Ashanti Lodge. Our first adventure involved snorkeling off a small boat with another family and a guide. We were able to feed the fish and take amazing pictures. We are planning a safari, and start our volunteering next week. Hope all is well back home. xo Adrienne

8: Dear journal, today we took part in an evening safari after which we witnessed the most beautiful sunset. It truly felt like a movie. The first two weeks have gone by so fast...

9: 95$ each

11: At our placement, we would work with children aged 4-10yrs each morning from about 9am until 12pm. During their lunch recess we would engage in the conversation and games, focusing on being present and approachable. We would help with daily lessons and later discussed popular health and cultural topics with the adolescents. An opportunity for a reciprocal learning experience!

12: Before embarking on this journey, Mallory and I would engage in fund-raising initiatives in order to collect various school supplies and toiletries. These items, and a cash donation of 500$ would be donated to the school in order to support the schooling of the neighborhood children. In addition, we would leave behind spare belongings.

13: Neighborhood School

14: Total Costs Receipt: Flights- $1265 Lodging- $950 Snorkeling- $100 Safari- $150 Food- $500 Other- $300 TOTAL = $3265

15: Dear Journal, This experience would be a dream come true. I would be truly blessed with this opportunity and look forward to returning to Africa. I believe when volunteering and working with the community one is able to gain a more accurate representation of a country. I enjoy discovering new cities in this context. I would make amazing connections with the children and my house mates. 5 weeks is enough time for routine, yet I would greatly miss my family and daily activities. Until next time... xo

16: REFERENCES 1. TICO. (2013, March 1). Expedia. Retrieved from http://www.expedia.ca/Flights 2. Smith, G. (n.d.). Gateways to discovery: Cape town. Retrieved from http://uwo.grtep.com/index.cfm/gateways/page/capetown 3. MAPSOF. (2012). Southern Africa regions. Retrieved from http://mapsof.net/map/africa-southern-africa-regions 4. Hostelworld. (2013). Ashanti lodge gardens. Retrieved from http://www.hostels.com/hostels/cape-town/ashanti-lodge-gardens/

17: 5. Page 1, 4 , 7& 13- Own Records (Personal Photos) 6. McGreal, C. (2009, January 16). Why rwanda said adieu to french. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/jan/16/rwanda-english-genocide 7. Treml, D. (2010, May 28). Score with south africa. Retrieved from http://goway.com/blog/tag/cape-town/

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  • Title: Creating a Splash in South Africa by Adrienne Siberry
  • My dream vacation in South Africa. One chapter in my dream of travelling the world and discovering new cities. Cape Town, SA served as a tropical yet meaningful (hypothetical) getaway.
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