In the city of Gold with my golden ladies.

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Dear university life,

It is not always that I have to spend my time studying right! As much as I want to get those distinctions, I’m allowed to have fun to some extent. That is precisely what I had decided to do with my friends over the weekend.

As a student in a foreign country, it is not easy to adapt to a new environment but I decided the time had come for me to step out of my comfort zone. With that said, off to Gold Reef City my friends and I went.

We left on Saturday morning and although there was slight rain, that did not stop us from having fun and going on all those rides. I was particularly excited (and at the same time incredibly nervous – but don’t tell anyone) about going on the Anaconda. What a ride! Fear Factor 101!

The first ride we went on was The Dream Boat and although I have a fear for heights, I said to myself, “What the heck and could be the worst that could happen to me?”. This is me trying my hand at being fearless. The ride was electric, it swayed from left to right, almost as though it was reaching for the heavens. At one particular point it got so high that we were COMPLETELY UPSIDE DOWN! I thought my stomach would fall out my gaping wide mouth screaming with both excitement and utter fear!

Thereafter, we went to the “Miners Revenge”, and wouldn’t you know it? I wasn’t the weakling! My best friend, Felicia was! She vomited like a dam that had burst (eww!)! My fear subdued and I was overwhelmed by an uncontrollable laughter. Even forgetting that I was afraid. That’s why she’s my best friend; she helps me to overcome obstacles even without her knowing it.

My weekend was not a spectacular one at first, in considering the rain and my dread for the rides that all wanted to push me further out of my comfort zone, but it took a nice turn around. Johannesburg and it’s cute Gold Reef City was actually not bad at all. It also helps that I have amazing golden ladies to gallivant the Golden City with.


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