Saturday, April 6, 2013

Durban, South Africa

I was very, very blessed to visit Durban, South Africa this past week.
It's a cute city. Very, very underrated.
Durban sits along South Africa's coastline and many of its residents are Zulu and Indians.
(During a walking tour, I was very surprised to learn that Gandhi lived in Durban for 21 years.)
I learned many other things in Durban and I had a great time!
Here are some pix:

Here's the Juma Musjid. It's the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere and can accommodate 1,000 people:


Downtown Durban:


Me goofing off at the Durban Oceanfront:

Youth performing a traditional Zulu dance at a local mall:



I ate dried ostrich and it was yummo:


I almost got eaten by a T-Rex at the local museum:


I had to pay 2 Rand (20 cents) to piss at some places. Ain't that some s%it!?


Traditional Zulu jewelry at a street market. I wanted everything on this table:


Went in this bead store at the craft market and blew my mind and wallet:


Traditional medicine at the herb market:


Bunny chow, a popular dish made of curried meats and veggies in a bread bowl:


A rickshaw driver:


Another shout out for their oceanfront because it was so beautiful:


I spent about a week in Durban with other volunteers for Easter vacay and I miss it already.
The food was good. The vibe was like a big city. And the ocean was gorgeous.
I'd love to go back at some point before I leave South Africa. And you should too!

























8 comments:

  1. Wonderful pics! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm really not sure I could ever get used to the cuisine though. Look at all of the pretty polish! Glad you're enjoying your stay.

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    1. Hey Crystal! How are you? Thanks for always reading. I love, love, love Indian food so it was easy to get used to all the curries I ate in Durban. They're not for everyone, though. I blew my mind at all the pretty polish. Durban was a very nice getaway! Take care. Hugs and kisses:)

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  2. Hey, Jennifer

    It's been such a long time since we chatted. Wow, girl...you're living in Africa now, such an AMAZING experience! I've wanted to go to South Africa for a few years now, I'm living vicariously through this blog. I know you're having a wonderful time, best wishes to you and your new adventures girl. I'll be staying in touch :-).

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    1. Hey lady! How are you? So nice to hear from you. Yes, I'm currently a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Lesotho, southern Africa. I'll be here for the next two years and am off to a great start. I'm having a blast here and am really grateful for this experience. Keep in touch. And come visit. You'll really enjoy it. Hugs and kisses:)

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  3. Hi Jennifer,
    Glad to see you're doing well. One of my students is interested in the Peace Corp so I'm going to forward your blog on to her.

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    1. Hi Danielle! How are you, lady? Nice to see you up here. Feel free to give your student my e-mail address: jenjiggetts@gmail.com. And she can friend me on Facebook, too. I'd be glad to answer any of her questions. Thanks a lot!

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  4. The PC journey is amazing, eh? It looks like you have adjusted nicely - with the help of your new family and friends. Keep up the good work and stay vigilante. I enjoy your blog! .......Your PC friends in Williamsburg Va.

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    1. Hey Keb! How are you? Thanks for stopping by! I've adjusted pretty well and am doing good. My guard is forever up and I'll keep doing a good job. Thanks for your support. Hugs and kisses:)

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