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South Africa
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For my Gold level hike, I had the amazing opportunity through The President's Award to go on the Otter Trail. This happened in June 2011, when I was 17, during my school holidays. (I had a two week school term holiday - one week I did the hike, and my second week, my residential project took place) This is a picture of the hiking team having a snack on the beach. The hike, although very beautiful and scenic, was very challenging, as it took me very far away from the comforts of home. Having no electricity, very little warm water with which to shower, and eating basic food like beans in a can and other items which would not spoil during the 5 days, was definitely a challenge. However, we kept our team spirit very high, singing songs and playing games. It was a lot of fun. I am thankful for being a part of the Award programme, because otherwise I would have not had such a lovely opportunity to go on a 5 day hike.
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