Hey! Haha sorry, I thought you would have realised I was joking about Canada being unsafe....yeah we're definitely a lot safer than the states, although you should probably avoid Jane & Finch in Toronto at night as that's a pretty sketch area. Other than that we're all good people so don't worry, you should obviously use common sense just like any other place you travel to but you shouldnt have any problems, and since you wont be in SA when I'm there, you should definitely hit up the Toronto peeps if you plan on passing through that area at all & we'll definitely show you a good time around the town.
As for my plans in SA, I'm volunteering for sure with GVI on a predator/prey research expedition that is based in the Venetia (sp?) private reserve in the Limpopo province and in Kruger National Park. The expedition is 10 weeks (so 2 1/2 months) and hopefully I'll get the internship for the next expedition 3 weeks later & just use the 3 weeks time in between to travel otherwise I'll be travelling for about a month or more and volunteering elsewhere. I hope to see a lot of South Africa during this time....as well as Victoria falls (from the Zambia side...Zimbabwe seems a little too scary for me), I hear Malawi is a great chill place & the people are amazing so I'll probably go there for a couple days as well & then a bit of Lesotho & Swaziland....depending on how much time I end up travelling for. since I'll pretty much be on a 2 1/2 month long safari, I'll spend more of my time seeing more of the cultural side of South Africa and some of the natural mountains etc. I still have a lot more reading to do but I'm starting to get a bit of an idea of some of the things I want to do...like perhaps get my PADI open water certificate in Sodwana (sp?) Bay?
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Countries I've Visited: Austria, Botswana, Canada, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy. Malawi, Mexico, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Tanzania, Uganda, USA, UK, Vatican City, Zambia