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Dec 12, 2008 - Ladysmith and the Battlefields

The late afternoon downpour is pelting even harder now. I am in an extension of the salon at my Lodge in Ladysmith that is open on three sides and droplets are beginning to spatter on the table where I’m sitting. I pack up my stuff and move into the salon proper, now within earshot of the small gathering that is being held there. A nodding of heads, an older Afrikaner, a white couple in their forties, one black also in his forties and Paddy Ann, the owner of the lodge, and they continue discussing politics with Paddy Ann telling everybody...

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Jun 28, 2008 - Ladysmith

This morning, we woke up early in order to get to Ladysmith. I had a very nice breakfast. I had toast, cereal, omelet, yogurt, and fruit. We took a car service to Ladysmith. The ride was very nice but just a little too long. When we got there, we got lessons for skydiving. The class was 45 minutes long, but it made me feel much more comfortable skydiving. We got into a plane, and we started flying. After we reached 10,000 feet, we were told to jump off. I was a little nervous, but I was also very excited. When Morgan and I landed on the...

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Jun 3, 2005 - Amongst sugar cane and lemon grass.....

Oddly, this is the first time I have been alone in years!! Its a strange feeling,, What will I do with myself? I chose to come to a place in the middle of nowhere and think.. What a novelty. Time to think.. I am unsure how I will feel when I get there. But its meant to be beautiful. Gindgingolovu...Affectionaltely known as,, "Gin Gin I love You"...I have booked into a backpackers called Inyezane... After 9 hours of driving we clunked our way down their driveway. Rustic rondavels scattered everywhere. A hairy looking, unpresumptuous french...

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