Part III: Outside of Durban
One of the best aspects of studying abroad is how much traveling you do once you reach your study destination. You have somewhere between four months and a year, depending on how you set up your program, to visit as many places as you can in a part of the world you will probably never live in for an extended amount of time again.
My first trip once I arrived in South Africa was with a few guys to Jeffrey’s Bay, arguably one of the best surf spots in the world. We took advantage of a Thursday holiday that we turned into a six-day surf trip. I know there are not many surfers at UC Irvine, but for those who are interested in the surfing conditions: solid overhead surf, racing barrels, flying past a jagged rock reef a foot below you and extremely visible, crazy adrenaline levels