We only have one earth and need to do all we can to preserve it
We were taken out of our 21st century comfort zone in 2003 and 2005 and were richly rewarded when we visited a rural village in Limpopo Province 100 ks from Punda Maria Gate.
Both visits were for 1 day only, but we took away unforgettable memories.
Scenes similar to this were passed on our way to the village.
Dusty depressing bare dry earth.
We had no idea what we would find at the end of our long drive from Pretoria.
On our arrival we showered with traditional food and hospitality.
We were then guests of honour for a performance of traditional dancing drumming and singing.
This performance was at the local school….a far cry from our suburban schools that are surrounded by green grass and not brown/red earth.
So much happiness and pride in culture evident.
We departed in high spirit for KNP.
We were guests of one of the local families, and once again were welcomed with food song and dance in the family backyard.
This one escaped the dinner table.
No job….bleak future.
Mobile phones and coca cola, but dressed for our visit.
Maybe we need to rid ourselves of some of our 21st century luxuries to help our one and only EARTH survive.
Sorry about the quality of the photos….it was before I caught the bug and only had a basic camera.