So what have i been up to recently?! i think i mentioned that over here in SA they have a 5 day weekend this weekend (thurs, fri, sat, sun and mon off) he he how ace! so Sophie, Fran, Jillie and Me decided to take a road trip! Wednesday night we all went out seeing as though we had thursday off, that was cool, had some DELICIOUS cocktails from this bar called Giovanis! then we headed back to good old Toby Joes - the nightclub! Good times! Thursday pretty hungover so slept on the beach for few hours! he he, then watched a couple of films back at the house, and headed out to the Casino for karaoke night... although i am determined to get up there im yet to try it, the South Africans take it quite seriously lol, and its always packed so your lucky to get a chance! don't worry though i WILL get up there one day :-) Early start on Friday (as our little road trip starts) get up at 5:30am and get a taxi to another backpackers lodge at 6:15am! here we wait to be collected by the Baz Bus (a hop on hop off bus that takes you round South Africa) After 8 hours of travelling (yes it took us 8 hours) we finally arrived at George! Here the shuttle bus that runs to and from the hostel we are staying at picks us up. we eventually get to Backpackers Paradise (the hostel) after a comical ride in the combi with the driver Moses (who was convinced us four girls were nothing but trouble!). We settled in, its such a nice hostel! really friendly, and all the other travellers are so friendly too! Had an Ostrich BBQ for dinner - how delicious! mmm mmm!! he he then just chilled in the bar, played some pool, me and jillie took over the music selections and kind of worked with Greg behind the bar! until he fired us... for playing 80's tunes... (is the guy mad?) drank lots of mudslides + springboks (actually WELL tasty)!! chatted to some great people, all out to have a good time and so many stories from them, its ace! headed off to bed after that! Kind of early start Saturday morning, up for breakfast at 7:45am! and then headed on our day out at 8:30am... Moses took us up to the Cango caves, where we had the chance to see inside 6 chambers, actually amazing! we then cycled down to camel riding - yes i had a ride on a camel!! don't think i can have children now but it was amazing! photo evidence will be up on the site wen i can! - altho i am an actual RETARD because i was packing my stuff at like 5:30am on friday i didnt bother putting my battery in my camera - its still at the house charging! lol, so they will be Soph's fotos!! back to the adventure!! after camel riding we had a hillarious round of crazy golf!! madness! we then got back on our bikes and cycled down such an amazing (i know how many times can i say amazing!) route through the mountains - sooooo spectacular! we eventually got to the OSTRICH FARM! :-D Here we had a tour, i fed an ostrich, stood on ostrich eggs, they are sooo strong btw! we then had a chance to sit on and/ or ride an ostrich.. and OH YES i did it!! lol... It was actually hillarious!! Loved it tho! again photo evidence will follow wen i can! Cycled back to the hostel, and am now writing this email to you! we are off out for some dinner in a bit and then chill here again this eve, before we head back over to Port Elizabeth on the Baz Bus tommorrow afternoon!! then i think we are watching a football match with some of our volunteers against some South Africans they know on monday.. might also go to Greenacres - the big shopping mall thing!