Tuesday, January 12, 2010
South Africa: Orange Farm ain't no farm
Orange Farm. Orange Farm is located about 30 miles from Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. By the way, Orange Farm is not a farming community; there was the occassional chicken clucking about the yards, but no farm. I stayed in Orange Farm because that’s where the (In-Laws) family lives. Admittedly, the first week was a little challenging because I had to get used to my surroundings. After a week, I was eating Scamboli, and chopping wood for a braai (pictured above). As you can see, I was having some trouble. What can I say...I'm a city boy! Honestly, I would not trade the township experience for anything. It was a privilege for me to be there, and for the people to welcome me with open arms. As many of you know, the reputation of the township is one that is synonymous with American ghettos – it’s the hood!Finally, I had a chance to go to South Africa. I declared during the entire year of 2009, and God made a way for me to visit. It was a nice visit, but I wasn't the typical tourist. In other words, I didn’t stay in one of the “finest” hotels in Johannesburg or Cape Town. Instead, I stayed in the township of
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