- First weeks of teaching
- Sesotho “coming of age” traditional ceremony for women
- Sports “interhouses” (intramurals) at school and learners running barefoot along the gravel road in the summer African sun
- Purchasing mobility (bikes) and attempting to bike back from Dundee to Rorke’s Drift (47 kms) with PCV friend Will, but failing. Pathetic on my part.
Posts tagged ‘rorke’s drift’
Unfortunately, Halloween isn’t celebrated here, so there are no cute photos of little kids in costumes, but there are photos of…
- Grade R graduation ceremony (which lasted three hours, with a guest speaker and all. It was quite amusing to watch the little ones squirm and pick their noses).
- Walking to the closest PCV from my village, which is about a two-hour walk one-way.
- Secondary school’s matric dance — the equivalent to high school prom — but during school hours. Grade 12s dress up, eat together in a decorated tent, listen to speakers and receive awards; parents attend the event also.
- Weekend swimming at Buffalo River, close to Rorke’s Drift, with my fellow Americans.
- A party at my mom’s house to “cleanse” her sister-in-law a year after her husband passed away. Traditionally, after the funeral and memorial, the family gets together at anytime, slaughters a cow, bakes and eats a lot of food and sweets, the men drink and everyone enjoys each other’s company.