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... Point, the south eastern point of the peninsula then drove to the Cape of Good Hope, the south-western tip of the African continent. Given its fame, I was surprised that the focus of the park seems to be Cape Point rather than the Cape of Good Hope: the former has a restaurant, railway, museum etc. whereas the latter has been left wild and is marked only by a modest sign. In fact this tends to work to its advantage: it’s easier to imagine ships rounding the Cape centuries ...
(The title is song lyrics from the song in the slide show at the goodbye party from my group- I believe its called "This is the New Year" by Ian Axel- it's a good song, check it out. Since I’m feeling rather sentimental…)
This week marked the last official week of classes. One of my toughest professors, a woman who I was slightly intimidated by all semester (because God help you if you’re late or didn’t do all the ...
... on the pricey side! On Saturday evening, we had a walk along the main street, which was more or less completely deserted! Most restaurants were very empty so we decided to go to one of the two pubs. We ended up being the only couple in the pub on he main street - very strange. According to the locals it's due to it being very early in the the season, the fact that it's just after the World Cup, or the recession, but this was one of the quietest places we have been ...
... bungee-jumping, whale-watching, city-exploring kind of exploits. I spent almost the entire Saturday in front of my laptop, doing research on things like truth commissions in Sierra Leone and the representation of gender issues in Africa. Interesting stuff, but starring at a screen for 8 or so hours at a time can get old pretty fast!
Now I’m counting my time left here in weeks, not months, which is unbelievable. Just 2 weeks more of classes, about 3 weeks until my mom is here! ...
... class into Cape Town to listen to a presentation about The Trojan Horse incident (no, not the Greek myth, but a South African reality.) and then visit some of the sites and meet some of the people involved. Hopefully I’m recounting this history correctly…here’s my basic understanding of the incident. In 1985, police decided to try to put a stop to people throwing stones at their vehicles as they patrolled the streets. They drove ...
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