Browsing articles tagged with " south Africa"
Nov
29
2011

A personal favourite – hiking the Otter Trail

otter trail - beach

  Hiking is one of my passions, and I am happy to say that I have done a few of the ‘BIG’ ones in the past – the Fish River Canyon in Namibia (the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon), the Inca trail in Peru (which ends at MachuPichu .. spectacular!), trekking in Nepal etc.  However, one of my all-time favourites is the Otter Trail in South Africa. The Otter Trail [...]

Jul
5
2011

Taking a semester off – for an internship in South Africa

Monica - overlooking Blyde River Canyon

Interview with Monica McMahen – by Shivani Mukerji For those of you who don’t know Monica, here’s a brief introduction … I’m a third year Commerce student at UBC from small town Williams Lake, British Columbia. I was lucky enough to grow up in an incredibly supportive community with fantastic parents who introduced me to travelling at an early age. I have always been interested in development work, and wanted to help countries in a [...]