Today Nelson from Calabash Tours pick us up for our tour. He took us all around Port Elizabeth but first he started in our domain. I didn’t know we were so close to so many restaurants. Yay! I was shocked there was a casino close by too. I was feeling a little lucky and I hoped i didn’t lose too much money, Nelson also took us to visited a black township and a black middle class neighborhood. I was sadden at the sights of the informal housing because it’s 2013 and people still have to live in those enslaved conditions. It just made me realized in today’s era we still have to work on promoting and achieving changes for all.
Today we visited the world’s highest bungy bridge in Bloukrans in South Africa. At first I was skeptical about participating because I was very nervous. Once I paid my money, my uneasiness was set aside because I knew there was no going back. As we were crossing to the bridge, I was shocked to discover the cross walk was a see through. Instantly I was scared the the crosswalk was going to collapse . Once we made it over, our tour guide announced this bugy jump was a 100% safe. Immediately I thought if that was true, why did i have to sign a wavier! When the tour guide announced i was going first, I thought he was joking. As I was at the edge of bridge receiving my countdown I instantly thought, “what the heck am i doing”. Immediately I took a leap of faith into the unknown and while i was hanging upside down I thought the view was very peaceful. It was an amazing experience I’m so glad I did it.
We visited The Knysna Elephant Park and it was a blast! There were nine elephants present and the adult elephants were very mischievous. As we were touring their sleeping quarters I noticed their space was small with barley any room to roam around. I was surprised to discover that people could spend the night in the same room as the elephants for a special fee. I wonder for a second is it comfortable and how cold at night does it get? When we arrived to see the elephants the were lined up in a row behind a metal bar. They seemed to be very trained and broken in. We were able to feed the adults elephants by handing the food to their tusks but we had to throw the baby elephants food on the ground because they were not trained yet. It was a cool experiencing the elephant’s eat food from my hand with their trunk!