Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bulungula

2/10-2/13

Took the Baz Bus to Mthatha to catch the shuttle for the 2.5 hr bumpy road to the tribal lodge of Bulungula. Upon arriving at the Shell station we were pointed to small pickup truck with a cab on the back. 8 of us climbed into that small truck and our patience was tested over the next 2.5 hrs on some of the bumpiest roads I have ever encountered.

The lodge itself was in a beautiful location on a hill overlooking a river that runs into the oceans at least until high tide when the ocean runs into the river. The lodge runs on solar power completely and we even had internet. The bungalows were either private or dorms. We had 8 beds in our dorm. The toilets were concrete and of the outhouse variety, but 6 stalls , no wait. The shower were unique and involved sticking toilet paper up a metal tube, pouring parafin in the tube and lighting it. The fire would last 6-8 minutes and that is how long u would have warm water.














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