Just another ordinary week in South Africa.. All I did was learn how to play bongo drums, went to my first Braai (traditional African grill out), saw the sunset on the beach, cooked my first dinner at my new place, held an owl and pet a Cheetah. Nothing to exciting haha. Each week here brings new and exciting things for me to experience! Its not everyday that you get to pet a real Cheetah or learn how to play the bongos. Not only did I get to do these things but I also saw a glimpse of a township where I saw some of the "shacks" that people have to live in. Its so crazy here because there are so many rich and nice areas here but then 5 minutes down the road people are living in a shack the size of my bathroom with no running water, no beds and only one pairs of shoes. Seeing these places and then also seeing how hard these people work everyday in this heat really makes me appreciate my life in America. I'm sure I will have many more stories about how fortunate I feel once I start working with these children in the schools next week. On a good note though, I am adjusting to my apartment and am cooking more then ever! The food here is basically the same but with different names and a slightly different taste. For instance, the don't have "ketchup" they only have "tomato sauce" and trust it does not taste the same! Also, instead of saying "traffic lights" they call them "robots." So the first time I got directions to go somewhere and someone told me to turn at the next "robot," I was literally looking for a huge robot statue... I definitely stick out as an American!