Monday, August 30, 2010

Durham - Week 1 Update!

hello everyone!

This is just a short update on my first week & a bit in Durham, NC! I will post more soon!

For those who didn't hear, I flew out of SA on the 18th of August from Cape Town to Johannesburg to Atlanta and then on to Durham to study at Duke University for 2 years. The best part of the trip was that I got upgraded on  my Joburg-Atlanta leg which was awesome!! Those chairs in business class massage you!! I kid you not!!

I'm staying with Mandy who is a friend of Debbie's  for a few weeks while I am looking for an apartment. She is a really lovely person and I am so blessed to be stayig with her. She works at Duke hospital doing a very complicated procedure on children's hearts! She has really been good to me, driving me everywhere and showing me stuff! I just got a camera yesterday so i will post a few pics of Mandy's cute house soon. I have found an apartment this week and will be moving on the 10th of September 2010.

Duke's campus is absolutely amazing! I wish you were all here so that you could see it for yourself! My favourite part must be the chapel. Thats in the aerial pic I posted. I went on a tour of the campus last week but I want to do it again with my camera so that I can take pics to post for you all.

Classes start this week and can you believe that I my classes start at 8:30am every day! I think Duke is trying to turn me into a morning person!! Life will also become more hectic here from this week onwards but I will really try to become a regular blogger to keep everyone updated!

My fablist (highlights) from week 1:
  • Mandy's hazelnut coffee that she makes us every morning...yum!
  • Duke's amazing campus 
  • Finding a cool apartment
  • Buying everything online and getting it delivered to the house in 2 days!! ( I was made for this!)
Miss you all! xx

Thursday, August 12, 2010

5 Days to Durham!

Hello Lovelies!

I know that I have been gone for a long while, I have been hectically busy! As some of you may or may not know, I am starting at Duke University in Durham, NC next week!! I am so excited but also sad to leave my hubby and my home for 2 years!

So thats the reason for the new blog title " The Duchess of Duke" as I will be using this blog to keep my friends and family (and blog family)  updated on my antics and experiences in the United States of America! I hope to post weekly at least, but possibly more often if my studies are not too hectic.

I hope you will enjoy reading my about my African experiences in America!

Please feel free to leave me a question if there is anything you would like to know about the studies, travels, etc!

The Duchess is Back!