the jump...

the jump...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


so, i got my visa back today - i have to give the consulate credit...they processed that sucker in under three days. i'm 7 days until leaving, finally packed for the most part, now all i have to do is wait!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Waiting on that darn visa!

When AFS said this whole process was 99% waiting, they weren't kidding. I sent my visa in last wednesday, and i hope that the consulate will send it back to me in time...i'm 8 days till leaving! Besides that, I got my host family, and they're all very nice people. I'm in Durbanville, about 20 minutes outside of Cape Town, and I'm going to Curro private school - they said they'll take me camping as soon as I get settled in there! Very excited

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Host family! everything went from moving at a glacial pace to...the space shuttle lifting off - nice analogy huh? What am I talking about?? Well, in the past week, I've gotten information about my visa that needs to be applied for, my host family, and the school that I'm to be going to! I'm not placed in Johannesburg anymore, but in Durbanville, Western Cape, which is a suburb of Cape Town - 15 minutes from the city and the beach! I'm very very glad things are starting to move along. What I'm waiting for now is the visa support documents from AFS. Once I have those, I'll throw those into my visa application, send it the consulate, and pray to God my visa comes back in time! Hmph - whoever invented visas to put this nicely...stupid. Oh well. HOPEFULLY everything works out well!

South Africa's Anthem

Location: bottom of the African continent

Location: bottom of the African continent