First things first, Happy Birthday Dad, i tried to call on your actual bday but mom's phone was off. Miss you love you hope it was a great day, we can re-celebrate on my return home.
Two Weekends ago i went to an awesome music festival just outside of Cape Town in Darling. It was a 3 day festival but i only went for Sat & Sun. Me and a few friends rented a car and drove out to Darling where the concert was help on this huge wine estate. We borrowed a tent from our program director so we pitched a tent and set up camp. This festival is huge one of the biggest in SA, and even has another version in Jo-burg called Rocking the Gardens. So it was huge and there was 1000's of people and tents but it was so well organized. The main stage area was beautiful, we just hung out listened to music got a free t-shirt, got my face painted ate some food, just did what ever we wanted it was so much fun. It was a beautiful hot day but then got very cold. Headed back to the tent for a change of clothes and a power nap. I ended up hanging out in the tent a bit longer because the heat had wore me out, but i was fine mom dont worry i just drank water slept it off and returned to the party! by the time i was up and running again it was already midnight but i was able to find my friends and spent the rest of my night in the dance/electro music tent. After my nap i felt so much better so i stayed in the tent til about 4am and then called it a night and headed back to the tent. Went to sleep at 4:30 and woke up at 6:30 but we just hung out in the morning and then packed up because the weather was terrible on sunday, luckily we rented a car so could leave whenever we wanted. It was a fast trip but so much fun.
This past weekend was my programs farewell dinner. We still have about a month left but finals are around the corner so we had to do it now before everybody starts getting really busy studying. It was really nice. Everyone got dressed up and we had drinks and appetizers and dinner then we all got funny awards for embarrassing things we have done over the semester...it was pretty hilarious and a lot of peoples dirty laundry came out it was all in good fun though. My award was for wearing my unitard on the bike trip and then falling off my bike. Good times. Then we had dessert and just hung out at the venue for awhile. It was fun to have everyone together including our directors and other Interstudy staff. It makes me sad in a way though because i know my time here is getting shorter and shorter but i extended my stay here until the 29th of Nov so that helps. My best friend here Hellen loves it so much she actually extended her stay for next semester as well so she won't be returning to the US until June!
heres pics of all i just mentioned and more!