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Afbeelding
Whoops few days too late with the 3rd blog but I worked 12 hour shifts for the first time in my life so I'm a little bit dead'isch now... Please will someone massage my back and feet???



We (Charlotte and I) started our internship last week as nurses at the George Hospital. We got introduced to our ward and the team we would work with. This was really comforting because I got really nervous. It's a whole new country with a different work environment we had to get used to. The team on ICU was really welcoming and they are still doing their best to make everything very clear to me. Most of the nurses and the patients speak Afrikaans so sometimes it was hard to figure out what the doctors and nurses were talking about but when they speak very slowly I can understand them. Though they now that I don't mind them speaking Afrikaans because I want to learn the language a little bit, they try to speak as much english as possible.

The first days were really heavy, as well menta…

#GeorgeGoals

Afbeelding
03/03/2019 - 08/03/2019

Although the past two weeks in Cape Town were really lovely, I was looking forward to start my journey to George. I am much more a country girl than a city girl so I didn't really mind the change of scenery. Charlotte and I left our hosthouse on the 3rd of march together with Max and Terri at 8h00 in the morning. We said our goodbyes to the rest but made sure that we would still see each other and keep in touch.

I know that I will really miss the people I met in Cape Town because I like them a lot. I've built up a good bond with a few of them and I find it a pithy that we don't have more time to spend with the Belgian, Dutch, Finnish and South African students. It was only two weeks but when you stay in a foreign country with non of your usual friends you quickly get attached to the ones you meet.

BUT luckily for me I'm in George now with 3 people I really like and we have a really good vibe (at least I think so hahaha). I already feel at home …

Hello Cape Town

Afbeelding
16/02/2019 - 03/03/2019

Our journey in South Africa started in Cape Town two weeks ago. We arrived at the airport at 23h00 (more or less) when we got our first news: Charlotte's baggage was lost (hahaha). Luckily the two people who came to pick us up were really really friendly and helped us with everything. We sorted things out at the baggage claim and started our trip to our host family.

Our host family was a married couple together with their cute dog "Storm". They welcomed us with open arms and made us feel at home immediately. They were really open and let us taste the real african food (which btw is very spicy).

The rest of the two weeks flew by and we actually forgot to write everything down so now we're trusting on our brain to reminisce our memories. Our program started at CPUT, a university college in CT, where we met al the other students from South Africa, Finland and the Netherlands. We got a lot of information from all kinds of doctors and lecturers abo…