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I honestly couldn't recommend a better place to stay Dr Alan Peter's generosity, kindness and hospitality brings together medical comrades from the world over, combined with his excursions such as camping trips in Pilanesberg, where he is a part time game ranger, together with trips he often does to the Kalahari etc, experience in rural medicine, will give u a once in a lifetime experience and friendships of a lifetime and a true experience of South African culture and generosity from the inside. His braais (bbq's) and inspired cooking is only second placed by his kind generosity. His extensive list of "swans" (named after the house name of "Swanage", is truly international. Leaving South Africa and its memories will lead to heart wrenching goodbye as u leave after a stay here Dinesh Ratnapala General surgeon Australia
I don't even know how I can thank you. How can I thank you for welcoming me in your wonderful house? How can I thank you for making me fell like home? How can I thank you for getting me in touch with all those lovely people at Swanage who became friends? You, Swanage and its residents made my stay in Johannesburg a wonderful and unique time. You, Swanage and its residents made me learn and taste so many new and exciting things. You, Swanage and its residents simply made me happy. A bientot mes amis.
Sehr nettes Wohnen in Johannesburg speziell für Medizinstudenten. Es ist immer gut gebucht und man kommt schnell in Kontakt mit anderen Studenten und Ärzten aus aller Welt. Dazu hat man mit dem Eigentümer jemanden, der sich sehr gut in JoBurg auskennt und auch in den Nationalparks der Umgebung.
Cher Ala(i)n, Au debut, merci beaucoup, beaucoup pour tout. Pour ta generosite ton soutien, ta gentilesse, ta patience et l'attitude positive. So since I feel now much more comfortable even in writing English, compared to the beginning I will switch to English, It has been a great pleasure to have had the possibility spending two months with you. Even looking forward to Capetown, I feel already sad to leave this place while writing this. I made such incredible experiences in joburg and I feel to have become a doctor more than ever before. It would not have been possible without your place at at Swanage, which could calm you down and make you feel at home even during Christmas. Actually to end my essay I will switch back to french because it reminds me of the year I spent there. C'est bien de voir que tu as cree une nouvelle l'arche pour moi. Dans ce cas moins pour les personnes handicapes mais pour les chirugiens "traumatises" Auf Widersehen Aurevoir et a bientot
Dear Alan and future Swans. Thank you for your hospitality. When you told me that I have to feel like at home I didn't believe you, But it's truth that this house has something special that make you feel at home from the first moment.. Thank you for your delicious cooking and the good conversation during the suppers. The past 3 months have been an incredible experience at Bara and in your house. After a long and hard call at Bara the better thing I could do was coming back home and rest. your house became my home. To all other swans, Anthony, Kumaran, Richard, Kishan, Brita, Ragnild, Ingvild we have spent magic moments together. thanks for being my family too far from home. I will miss you keep in touch!!! To the future Swans. Please try to enjoy your time in South Africa. relax and calm down, if you are in trauma unit at Bara. It will be an amazing experience. Lots of kisses.
Dear Alan, Thank you for opening up your Swanage to us! From day one we have felt like part of a special kind of family. After a long day at Bara, it's been good to get home to this safe and warm environment. Than you for all guidance and advice - both medical,and personal. It's been a unique four weeks. the work you and your colleagues do at Bara is admirable. We've seen great creativity and endurance, you guys stretch the envelope post my amazement.. Alan, doctor, priest, cook, gardener, handy man, father-figure, musician, eternal optimist, story teller, game ranger - we will miss you a lot! Keep in touch hope to see you again someday. Lots of love.
“Best Medical elective & best host ever!!” I have lived in swanage for 6 weeks whilst doing my medical elective at Bara. Swanage is the place to be! if your not shy of a great atmosphere/ location / best host (Alan)ever than this is the place for you. swanage is very spacious and accomodating. Alan will exceed your expectations as a host, his positivity, amazing cooking skills and his passion for safari will leave you homesick by the time you depart. 10/10 and would certainly return !