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Photo of the day: Walks on the Wild Coast

Saturday, July 7, 2012

What’s at the bottom of the African continent?  The Wild Coast of South Africa, a magical, unspoiled shoreline with stunning green hills, pristine beaches, chill “backpackers” lodgings with killer views and villages striving to find their place in this young democracy.  Upon the advice of friends we spent 4 blissful days at Bulungula, an eco-lodge formed in partnership with a local village.  One of the most unique and memorable places in the world.   In fact, it was seeing pictures of Bulungula that led us to South Africa in the first place.  I hope someday to return and spend a month there, preferably with children, volunteering with one of their projects.  Read through the Bulungula website and you’ll get a glimpse at what makes them so special.  Someday I’ll write a full report on our experience there.

Top things I miss about Bulungula:

1) The art covered buildings & bathrooms

2) The Xhosa bread… so fluffy & warm & delicious

3) Those beautiful beaches

4) The village children

5) The nightly bonfires

6) The trust I learned due to the lack of locks

South Africa has a bad rap, but it’s become one of our favorite destinations that we’ve had the fortune to visit.  3 weeks in that country was not enough.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sunday, July 8, 2012 8:17 am

    Nice photo!

  2. Friday, July 13, 2012 9:30 am

    Trust… not something you learn on most vacations in the US…. interesting. Love the photo.

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