Time is the most precious thing every living being has. It is ours to do as we please, how we use time is different for everyone. Some take time for granted, throwing it into crime and punishment or not pursuing what they really want, others use it to please their lifestyle in working 24 hours … More Time

Goodbye Cape Town

I have now reached my final week in Cape Town and to be perfectly honest I feel my time has come to an end here and I am ready to move on to my next adventure. I have had the most incredible, life changing, experience that will stay with me forever. My last couple of … More Goodbye Cape Town

Tough love

Love and care are two things you’ll find hard to find in the settlements of Cape Town. I have realised  this along my journey of working with TLC. The neglected children we see everyday crave the attention from us when we arrive in the bus bearing smiles, food, pens and paper and love. With parents … More Tough love

New experiences

Last week was an odd week. After an amazing trip up the Garden Route the week before it was like we were back to reality in Cape Town; work, food shopping, cleaning, cooking, you get it. But still I am on a holiday really. I’m not getting paid for what I do, I’m here for … More New experiences

Penguin Release

Last Thursday I had an early morning phone call from my volunteer coordinator at SANCCOB asking me whether I wanted to join them on the penguin release that day. It was my day off and I was so hoping I could have gone on the release the following Thursday, which will be my last day … More Penguin Release

Being a tourist

After a five-day week working with the penguins, I have now learnt to handle, feed, tube and prepare their medication. Amazing. Staying in a country with different rules and regulations makes a very big difference in the working world. I imagined you would have had to be trained for weeks before even beginning to touch … More Being a tourist

Nights out

Cape Town in the dark does scare me. I would never go out alone, although I haven’t even done so in broad daylight yet. Stories and general advice has kept me on my toes, to watch out for certain places, making sure I don’t get in taxis on my own, especially the mini bus taxis! … More Nights out