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Read my full day to day blog of my first big overseas solo trip.
Day 21 (27th Dec ) Waking up and Grandpas already got breakfast on the go and I jump into the shower. I hop out and a few minutes later our porridge is cooked. We sit at the island bench like we do most mornings if we are not outside.
I finish getting ready, check my emails, and we head out for church, as it’s a Sunday morning. I haven't seen most of the people for years but I recognise some faces as they look familiar. I’m not sure of too many people’s names but I connect the dots through conversation of whose relatives I know and whose parents some of them are too.
My grandma and grandpa pick me up again and we head to the mall to go to the pharmacy to get some medication for them. Unfortunately I think my grandpa is getting my cold that I am only just getting over it. While they are still gathering a few things I scurry off to have a look around. Currency is a strange thing how in one country one dollar or one rand or one pound add to a completely different number if exchanged between each other. One New Zealand dollar is equal to 9.2 Rand (South African money). Therefore when looking around it is strange to switch back to look at an item in the shelf that is on the shelf for R150 (rand) and realise it not really that much being only $15 rounded. Granny buys some samosas for lunch and we head back to their cottage.
Grandpa goes down for an afternoon nap whilst gran and I catch up and watch a bit of TV in the afternoon. Later we are picked up by my uncle and taken out to dinner to Guidos which is an Italian restaurant. It is squelching hot with our table being right across from the big open pizza oven. I order a small pizza and a grape Appletizzier (drink). The meal is lovely and it was a great evening having all the family sitting around for the evening meal. We are dropped off back at their cottage and we whip our nighties on and watch the comedian Trevor Noah who is hilarious for any South African. Tomorrow I leave East London and my family for Durban which is still in South Africa. I don’t want to leave but I know there are great adventures ahead for me and I am excited to see my best childhood friend Sarah.
xx Kirsty Claire xx