Author Archives: Sara Faradji

Sala Kahle, KZN!

I now find myself where my journey through South Africa first began…at the Johannesburg airport!  It is difficult to believe that an entire month has passed, but I am incredibly grateful for the amazing opportunity I had to study abroad … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Madiba!

I am happy to dedicate this post to the honorable Nelson Mandela, who turns 94 today!  The month of July is known as Mandela Month in South Africa, and today has been declared a national holiday.  In the spirit of the … Continue reading

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Lessons From Shiva, Science Fiction, and Sangria

After bidding an emotional farewell to the adorable children at Edith Benson, we took a final day excursion to the Shree Ambalavaanar Alayam Temple, the first public Hindu temple established in Africa.  We were welcomed to this beautiful temple by … Continue reading

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Film Reflections and a Farewell to Amsterdam

Our last Monday in Durban was definitely an eventful one.  After completing our service learning work, we explored the Glenwood Village shopping area for a bit, tried some authentic Indian curry, and finally met later that evening to watch Tsotsi … Continue reading

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Rounding the Peninsula

On my last day in Cape Town, I took a wonderful Cape Peninsula tour.  My tour guide was coincidentally from Drakensberg, and he knew of all the hiking trails and cave dwellings that we saw while we were there!  Others … Continue reading

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Bonne Bastille!

Wow, this has certainly been a holiday to remember!  Today I went on a full-day tour of the Cape Winelands, and what better day to enjoy exquisite food and wine than on Bastille Day?  I was pleasantly surprised to learn … Continue reading

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Cape Town, We Have Arrived!

After a short flight, I have finally arrived in the Western Cape!  Even though we have only been here for less than a full day, we have already seen a number of fantastic sights.  Our first stop was to the … Continue reading

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