Why I'm glad I lived in South Africa (and still glad I'm coming home)
Top Reasons I’m Glad I Lived in South Africa:
1) Djembe drum lessons were so much fun!
2) I got to see the white lion and a leopard in the wild and that’s rare and exciting!
3) It was fun hiking in the mountains and finding porcupine quills.
4) I liked watching the baboons in the wild. They are smart like humans because they can open up doors and windows.
Top Reasons Living in South Africa was Hard:
1) Summers are hot and houses don’t have air-conditioning.
2) Winters are cold and houses don’t have heat.
3) I didn’t get to ride on an elephant.
4) I didn’t like seeing all the poor people.
Top Reasons I’m Glad to Be Going Home:
1) I’m looking forward to seeing my friends, family, my dog and my home.
2) I get to read paperback books instead of my Kindle.
3) I can’t wait to play with my toys, ride my bike and play at my house.
What I Have Learned from South Africa:
1) South Africa is a lot different from home. There are a lot of poor people who don’t have homes. I feel bad for them because if it weren’t for the Apartheid, they probably wouldn’t be poor.
2) The rhino poaching is a big problem in South Africa. The poachers kill the rhinos to sell the horns to some people. The rhino is an endangered animal and there is a ton of “Save the Rhino” information in South Africa to make people aware. I had no idea the rhino was endangered until I lived here. It makes me feel very sad.
Iain Ray is a soon-to-be third-grader at Westerly Elementary.
Iain Ray is a soon-to-be third-grader at Westerly Elementary