Safely in South Africa

8 Jul

Not much time to update, as the internet here is very spotty, but we are safely in South Africa! We loved Athens and are missing it very much, but we are having a great time in South Africa. We are here during the middle of the South African Arts Festival, so we are getting to see some great shows and hear some awesome music and whatnot. And the best part is we don’t have to shoot anything! We can just decompress, after running around like crazy for the past 10 days!

On Sunday we all leave to go on our respective assignments, so Shannon will be headed to Lesotho and I’ll be headed to Kenya. So we probably won’t be able to update for a while, but after we get back we’ll try to post a brief summary of our trips.

In the meantime, there were some major protests in Athens on June 29, when the Greek legislature passed an austerity measure that will greatly reduce the benefits of many citizens. Things were crazy and police were everywhere and telling people to stay away from the center of the city, where the protests were. So naturally, we picked up our cameras and went. I’ll try to blog soon about what we saw and what happend, but right now, here’s some pics I snapped. And Shannon got some great footage of it, which will be available to view at some point, when we aren’t rushing around from country to country. Photos are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbgarner/sets/72157627100532792/

More to come later!
Megan

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2 Responses to “Safely in South Africa”

  1. Louise Falls Montgomery July 8, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    Amazing and wonderful experiences (even if you haven’t yet met Mandela). Lesotho and Kenya — with Mt Kilmanjaro winking at Kenya. Try to get to the Masai Mara to see the people there. Lesotho will be something to see after Haiti. You two are really seeing a lot of the world. I am thrilled that you are enjoying it. I’m going to look at your Athens shots now.

  2. shannonsanders July 13, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    I would like to blog about my life here in Lesotho but, unfortunately, I have VERY limited access to internet (and sometimes electricity all together!) so I’ll just have to tell my tale later! Love you all! -Shannon

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