Ek is so opgewonde!!! Ek gaan Sudan en Egipte toe in Junie/Julie. Kom ek verduidelik:
In 2000 is ek 3 maande Duitsland toe as uitruilstudent met die uitruilprogram FSA. Min het ek geweet dat ek ‘n paar jaar later ek weer met hulle te doen gaan kry. Lodie de Jager, die hoof van FSA, het verlede jaar ‘n toer op sy motorfiets gedoen, Naboom2Germany, wat hy man alleen aangepak het. Hy het besluit dat hy weer ‘n toer deur Afrika wil doen en het besluit op Africa our home. (As op link ingaan, kliek dan op Africa our home.) Hy het gevoel dat Afrika glad nie dit is wat die media dit maak nie. Die keer is dit ‘n toer met ‘n dubbelkajuit bakkie en die Duitse borg, Anja Lubbe, gaan ook die toer meemaak. Die toer strek vanaf Naboonspruit, Suid Afrika tot Kairo, Egipte oor ‘n tydperk van +- 2maande. Oud-FSA studente kon aansoek doen om aan een van 4 dele van die toer deel te neem/saam te toer. Die deelnemers sal dan dagboek hou van die toer met al sy gebeure, besienswaardighede en “myth-busters.” Vrydag het ek gehoor dat ek die 4de deel gaan saam toer!!!!! Soos Lodie dit noem, die 4 wat gekeur is was almal naby ‘n opwinding uitbarsting! En in my geval was dit verseker so.
Hier is min of meer hoe my deel gaan werk, asook wie die “Africa our home” span gaan wees:
(Vanaf die FSA webtuiste, die Africa our Home afdeling)
“In Khartoum, Sudan, where we should be on the 18 June 2009, we are going to say goodbye to our third member of the crew and the last ex-FSA student, Lizelle Lotter, will meet us there.
Leaving Khartoum behind the mighty hot and dry desert will be our only companion for the next weeks. We are not taking the direct route to Wadi Halfa but will zig-zag to different villages and oases where we will meet the most interesting people.
Before I forget to tell you, our four FSA students will entertain you, and South Africa, with regular reports and photographs on the trip, where ever internet is available.
There is only one way to leave Sudan to Egypt, and that is by the weekly ferry between Wadi Halfa and Aswan, Egypt. If everything goes according to plan we should be on the ferry on 1st July 2009.
It will take about four days to get our vehicle into Egypt. From Aswan we will follow the Nile until we get online blackjack secrets to the pyramids of Giza and Cairo.”
Lodie de Jager:
I love the outdoor, I love my work at the FSA, I love photography, and travelling. I did the Central Kalahari a number of times, I know how it feels if one is surrounded by water in the Makgadigadi and the only escape route is over the pans, and the highlight of my life: My solo motorcycle trip across Africa last year.
Anja is a veteran of many wild bush trips done by the FSA in Botswana. She knows how to handle a 4×4 in the deep sand of the Central Kalahari, she knows how it feels to prepare supper while a male lion is lying only 50 m away. Her biggest fear in life … is a small spider!
Part 1: Inge van Rensburg
Inge took part in our exchange during 2003. She is a student at the University of Pretoria and completed her BA Languages (Journalism). She is a freelance journalist and photographer for Kampus-Beeld. She already had a cover photograph for The Medalist and was part of the MK’s Awêness Rock Festival creative team.
Part 2: Annami Mailovich
Annami took part in our exchange during 2003. She completed her BA degree in Journalism at the University of Pretoria. Presently she does her BA Honnours. She worked part-time as journalist at a local newspaper and as tutor at a private school. She and Inge were members of a team of four whose TV documentary scored a first place during their final year. I have to mention that: The third member of that team was also an ex- FSA student!
Part 3: Marizanne Knoesen
Marizanne is a student in her second year at the University of Stellenbosch. She excelled in many areas. She is academically a top achiever (first year cum laude). Her writing skills brought her numerous awards on national level. She was a participant in our 2005 October programme.
Part 4: Lizelle Lötter
Lizelle took part in our FSA long programme during 1999. After finishing school she studied photography in Cape Town. Lizelle is now a professional photographer and has been described as seeing with the eyes of an angel. Once one of her photographs was selected as Photograph of the Month by the WEG travel magazine. After returning from the USA she opened her own studio in Stellenbosch.
Klink dit nie wonderlik nie? Laat asseblief weet wat is julle gedagtes hieroor!