Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sera’s take on India

I have always wanted to go to India. I was never really sure why, just knew it was a place I had to visit, so when my mum asked if I wanted to come along to keep her company while … Continue reading

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Udaipur, Rajasthan – loads to do and see in your spare time

[slideshow) One of the reasons why I chose Lalghat Guest House was because, according to the Lonely Planet,  there was an Ayurvedic Massage Parlour just a few doors down.  On our first night, we came across another one just round … Continue reading

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Megan (aka USA) on teaching in the classrooms in South Africa

Loving every second of South Africa. I sorted out my schedule so that I coach soccer on Mondays and Fridays and teach on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in a local township school. On the days that I teach, I also … Continue reading

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Megan’s first week in South Africa

Arrived safely at the mother land (South Africa) after a 20 hour flight and movie marathon (My Cousin Vinny, Skin, Coach Carter, A Beautiful Mind & Convicted) from JFK to Johannesburg, SA to Port Elizabeth, SA. I was picked up … Continue reading

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Checking out the Volunteers teaching in the rural schools

Today was jam-packed and started off by being collected by Himanshu who started up the volunteer organization some 6 years ago. First stop was Temple School about 30/40 minutes out of Udaipur in a very rural, semi-arid and poor area.  … Continue reading

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