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Yay! Looks like I've maybe been put on a farm now, fingers crossed! Today I was put in a packing and sorting shed, cleaning butternut pumpkins.

10 hours in the water cleaning the pumpkins, could not complain. It's a lot easier and better then most of the things I've tried so far. The best feeling is when you finish a 10 hour day and watch a beautiful sunset on the way back to the hostel!

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I never thought that I would do this kind of work. I remember when I was in Myanmar last year and we were trekking through chilli fields and the girls were picking chillies.

The last two days I've been doing the same, picking chillies. I really enjoyed the work, nice farmer, good weather but it's paid per kg. Its better then nothing but it's bad when everything else is paid per hour here.

Picked approximately 24kg in 5 hours, the chillies are so tiny 😬

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Still having to much free time and to little work. This afternoon we decided to explore and find the beach. It took us a while, the roads were very confusing.

We finally found it, so nice to get out of Ayr for a little bit!

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We have spent almost a week in our new hostel now and it's alright. I have to admit that I miss everyone back at Delta!

So happy that it's not that far away and we do still spend a lot of time over there. It's like a big family!!

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Decisions and the decisions have to be made even if it's hard sometimes.

I didn't think it would come to this, I thought that the next time I'm packing my bags I will be on my way to a new destination, leaving Ayr behind. But things change and after spending five weeks in Delta Backpackers it's time to move to Lazy Lizard, another hostel in Ayr.

For five weeks we have been told that work is coming up but we are still waiting. Hopefully now we can start working soon!

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Happy days, today me and two of my friends got work on a aubergine farm. We did weeding for 7 hours and it felt so good to actually work a little bit πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Today we finally got the opportunity to leave Ayr, two of the guys at the hostel own their own cars. So we decided to drive up to crystal creek, an almost 2 hours drive. It was definitely worth it though!

We spent the day with swimming in the waterfalls and jumping off the cliffs. Ended the day with a BBQ and ice cream at Frosty Mango.

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We finally got our first day of farm work yesterday! We got to plant cucumbers, two days done but it was hard.

I've been waiting nearly five weeks now and during this time I've tried to prepare myself as good as I can. But honestly you have no idea what you get yourself into before you start. I knew it was going to be hard, hot and a bit painful.

So what do I have to say after two days of farm work?
I think the biggest surprise for me was how the farmers are treating you when you work, that your not allowed to drink water whenever you want to or have to. If you do it you lose working time... So it's better that we pass out on the fields of dehydration?

The work itself was alright but afterwards painful for your back and legs, you basically squat for the whole shift. Guess it's a good work out!

The best part of the day is when all of you finish work, it's amazing how happy everyone is. It brings everyone together.

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This week we are continuing cleaning the rice factory. There is so much dust and dirt to get rid of. I do like to work in the rice factory and it's a good feeling leaving the hostel every day and actually do something.

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I love the weekends at Delta Backpackers. There is always something fun happening and this week it was time to dress up in the shittiest clothes. I decided to borrow a few pieces of clothing from my friends and mix and match colours and patterns.

Loved it and the fun thing about dressing up is that everyone at the hostel seems to get to know each other better. Love these people!!

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