Another great thing that happened during the Easter holiday was that I (and my sister too) went to Sugar Bay. It's a holiday camp for kids and teens, just like summer camp, and I've been told it's run American-style, which means lots of fun and lots of activities!
Sugar Bay is by the sea, in Zinkwazi, which is in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in the eastern coast of South Africa.
Every week there is a new theme at Sugar Bay. This time it was Greek 300 Week. Our battlecry was, "Spartans what is your profession?" And we would reply "AHOO AHOO AHOO"!
When my dad dropped us off at the bus station to go to Sugar Bay I thought, oh no I won't make any friends! But I was wrong. In fact, the girl who became my best friend at Sugar Bay was also on the bus - Leila. Anyway we got assigned to our cabins and everyone at my cabin was 13 years old so that was cool and one person even went to my school!
On Monday, we had adventure activities and I did dancing, which was very fast, and then we had Karaoke night, people sang their heart out!
On Tuesday, we did land activities and I did tree swing and looked like a monkey! Tuesday night was the best night ever! Because it was battle for ancient Greece and there were four teams: Spartans, Arcadians, Athenians, and Minoans, I was in Minoans (which lost first). The Minoans historically came from the island of Minos-where the Minotaur, a mythical creature that was half-bull, half-human, came from. Anyway, we were divided into four big squares and we had to capture other people's flags!
Wednesday was campout and luckily everyone was doing it! We all had to do a play to see where we were going to sleep (the floor, the tent, the loft and the hammocks). Our cabin had to sleep on the floor but luckily I found a free hammock!
Thursday was the most painful morning, because it was paintball and I was the only girl in my cabin, so I was everyone's target.
Friday was the most awesome day, because it was...BEACH DAY AND PARTY NIGHT!!!! The whole of beach day I swam in the sea and got knocked over by those sneaky waves! Then there was no water so everyone swam in the pool to get cleaned! Then it was party night and we danced so much that we slept so early!!
Saturday was sad and hilarious, because it was our last full day and we saw the camp video (which watered our eyes, because we laughed so much!!)
Then on Sunday we had to wake up so early and then leave at 7:30 am. I would like to thank my closest friends there: Leila, Andy, Leigh, Pebbles, T... and Nina for making this week the best ever!!!
Thanks so much for all your comments on my first post. Here are some answers to your questions:
1. Oh no, it hardly ever snows the coldest we have had is -7°C (19°F) and it was only 12°C (54°F) there so we didn't really need the jackets.
2. We have tons of Grocery stores (I think too much). I get my food from there and I like to eat anything!
3. Summer can get to about 34°C (93°F).
4. Well I have a huge passion for ice skating so I guess I'm good at rollerblading.
Well, South Africa is a really cool place and I think it's going to get better, because the 2010 soccer World Cup is coming and everyone here is excited, but tickets are expensive as they are 3000 rand (which is about $300)!
We speak English and Afrikaans here and Afrikaans is just like Dutch! Thank you and greetings from South Africa!