There’s no denying that California was one of stops we were the most excited about. Good weather, palm trees, Hollywood and beaches; all the right ingredients for an exciting visit. We were heading to Malibu, Pepperdine University, to be exact.

We had to step our game up and come correct as they say, no one did this better than Angela. A few days before leaving for California, Angela bought a brand new purple and blue bag. She did that because she wanted to be ready in case she met one of the Kardashians (preferably Khloe) at the LAX airport… unfortunately that didn’t happen but we were welcomed like stars by Abi, the Waves debate team and our very own Jean Michel. They took us to In N Out Burger to eat diner (which is the best burger chain in the US, in my humble opinion) and we drove 45 minutes to Pepperdine University.

The next morning, Sunday, we were taken to Universal Studios, which deserves a blog post by itself. To many of our group members that day was their best day on tour so I might not do it justice in this post since I’m a man of little words. We spent 12 hours there, and that is no small feat for people that don’t like walking at all, let alone standing up.  We also had the pleasure of being joined by our new friends Satchel, Maddy and Mariah.

Monday was the day we were going to debate. After our day of fun, we had to get back to serious business. The video of the debate is on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jeanmichel.habineza/videos/1243494315670921/) for you to watch. Do not mind the fact that Jean Michel was answering questions as if he was part of the tour, but that’s another story for another time.

The rest of our days in Malibu days were filled with running up and down the campus, eating croissants & pain au chocolat for breakfast. If it was possible to trace when I gained most of my weight, I think Pepperdine is responsible for at least 3 of the 5 Kgs I gained during this tour. Pepperdine University was truly an extraordinary experience and we have Abi, Roslyn and the Bartons to thank. It was really hard to leave Malibu; it’s hard to leave a place when it felt almost like home only with a better view and better food.

It is wavyyyy.

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