Saturday, 21 May 2016

UPCOMING SOUTH AFRICA TRIP

I thought I'd make another post today about something a bit different. I wanted to write about my upcoming trip to Cape Town. I am going to be volunteering for a legal aid clinic for six weeks. I am so greatful for this opportunity as I know there are so many people who need legal help but cannot afford it and also because it will help me to gain valuable experience for work in the future. As the trip edges closer however, I have begun to feel quite anxious. 

I know that my anxiety is mainly centered around the journey itself as although I have travelled quite a few times before, I have never travelled out of the UK completely on my own. I will be taking three flights and will need to be extra altert in order find my way around places that I have never been. I know that it will be an amazing learning experience and will deffinielty be worth it but it is still something that I am apprehensive about and I am sure many others would and have felt the same way.

Another thing that worries me is the uncertainty of what to expect when I arrive and aalso settling into my new home and finding my way around a new city. Although I know that with time everything will become second nature, the thought of the first few days is slightly uncomforting although my worries are mixed with excitement so I am deffinitely focusing on remaining optimistic. I believe that keeping an open mind about what to expect is important as then you do not have any expectations to compare the reality too, meaning that there won't be any disappointments.

I know that I am heading to a beautiful part of the world and there are so many things I look forward to doing on the weekends. Hopefully I'll make a lot of good friends too. I am really excited to visit the markets and Table Mountain. There are so many other crazy things to do as well such as, shark cage diving, scuba diving and sky diving but I think I'll decide on those once I have settled in. 


These images are from https://pixabay.com 

I would love to hear from anyone else who has travelled abroad and I cannot wait to follow up on this post and share my own photos and experiences and write about what actually happened. If you have any suggestions of places to visit in SA or things that you think I would need to bring with me then please leave me a comment!

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19 comments

  1. Omg you are lucky...
    Visiting this place is dream coming true.
    I'm sure you'll have an amazing experience..
    xx
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  2. Gorgeous images have a great time.

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  3. You are going to love Cape Town, it's so beautiful. One great to thing to do if you have time is head to Plettenberg Bay and go whale watching. It's incredible! xx

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  4. Wonderful journey, have a nice trip!

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  5. Beautiful photos!! Hope you will have an amazing trip!
    Xoxo,
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  6. Cannot wait to hear all about it when you are back! I'm sure you'll have an amazing time, it looks beaut! Xx

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  7. Wow, I'm sure you will have the time of your life! Everything looks amazing, thanks for sharing!

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    Tamara xxx

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  8. Such an amazing post! Photos are incredible :)

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  9. Beautiful pictures! It will be amazing experience for you to travel there!

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  10. What I wouldn't do to go to places like these. Beautiful pics. I take my hat off to you. What a great thing to do. Volunteering is such an important thing to do, esp at thse clinic. Good luck, Emma, I am sure you'll be fine.
    xox
    Lenya
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  11. Wow, so exciting!

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  12. Your upcoming trip sounds incredibly exciting and you have every right to have some nerves about it! Just think about how incredible the opportunity is and how amazing your trip will be once you've settled and found some friends!

    X

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  13. SA is a beautiful country and trust me you will have an amazing time. Hope you have a great trip.x

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  14. Such a beautiful place, i hope you would have great time there.
    GlamupGirls

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  15. Great place dear!!!
    Kisses
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  16. Beautiful photos. I hope to visit there someday.

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    xoxo..

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