THE RUNWAY: Covey in South Africa

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Today’s Runway features Covey, volunteering in South Africa, talking about her travel life, as well as sharing lessons learnt.

Meet Covey

I am Covenant but all my friends call me Covey. I am in my early 20’s and at the moment I am living in England, but not for long. I think the world was intricately created and I can’t wait to explore it.

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What kind of traveller are you? (Holidaymaker, Long term traveller, Backpacker or other):

I don’t yet know how to categorise myself but I can say that I love big cities and exotic destinations. I have just started my journey as a traveller, but one day I woke up with the desire to explore the world.

 

Where was your most recent trip to?

I travelled to South Africa to volunteer and stayed in Durban. It is a very vibrant city, the Zulu people are very welcoming however being able to communicate in Zulu is essential as everybody speaks Zulu, otherwise you could feel very isolated.

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What has been the highlight of your travels so far?

Experiencing new cultures and connecting with new people.

 

What 3 items could you not survive without during your travels?

Hmm that’s a hard one!

A camera to capture the moments,

My laptop to blog my experiences

and lastly a cute bag that stores all my necessities.

What has been the most difficult thing to deal with on your travels so far?

Being away from home and missing special occasions.

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How do you cater/provide for yourself financially when travelling?

I try to anticipate how much I will need for each day, create a budget and save towards having enough before travelling but when all fails I make sure I have my bank card and inform the bank where I am travelling to.

 

Worst, unusual or funny travel experience?

My Funniest experience was being in a township in South Africa, my most recent trip and greeting the locals in Zulu with them expecting that I was a native Zulu, the shock on their faces when I said in Zulu, ‘sorry I don’t understand Zulu’ was priceless.

 

One life lesson you have learnt through travelling?

I have learnt many but the most prolific has been ‘the ability to dream and to have people that can facilitate and support your dreams is a privilege and not a right.

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Best travel tip for other people looking to travel?

Buy a world map, pick where you want to go & save towards it. Or just book the damn thing but make trip advisor your best friend because reviews do not tend to lie.

Where next?

Amsterdam for a short stay. New York to experience the Big Apple, Spain to relax and then Nigeria to volunteer.

 

**Photo Credit – Convenant

Thank you for sharing your travel life with us! 

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