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... and TMC - traditional medical circumcision) from our guides today.
Our day consisted of so many stops including the St. Francis Catholic Church, Lango Sports Complex (where we played a pick up game of soccer), Guga Thebe Arts and Cultural Center (watching pottery be made by local artists), Pass Office (history lesson on how the blacks in Langa acquired the titles to their homes post-apartheid), Southern Baracks (a tour of ...
... lives and, before anyone else in the world, transplanting hearts in human bodies. Unfortunately, the story has its dark side as controversy arose and fame took its toll. His personal life deteriorated and he died due to an asthma attack after three failed marriages. We left emotionally drained. Eggy took us to her house in Somerset west (where we had views of the Cape peninsula and the mountains to the north) and ...
... We got to watch mom and dad feed their baby pups, it was extraordinary. One parent would feed the pups while the other sat guard. The pups would fight over food and play with each other. The parents would randomly turn and growl at a pup and knock them over. It was so much fun to watch. We continues on our safari and saw some more rhinos and things we had already seen. Unfortunately we did not see any cats like we had hoped we would. We ...
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they were first put on Robben Island but thanks to the cave, which was referred
to as the University by prisoners, a lot of them left the Island with a degree
level of education.
In this picture (below) you can see the quarry and the cave.
You’ll also see a small pile of stones near the opening of the quarry. There
was a reunion on the island a few years ago (I forget the exact number of
years) while visiting the quarry, ...
... At one point we huddled under an umbrella at a stall as the rain belted down and chatted to the couple – a British couple who have recently adopted a little Zimbabwian girl. She was too cute. They had what is known as a soft adoption which took place over 3 weeks and they were able to visit her and take her out for increasing amounts of time – sounds a sensible approach and a far cry from what happens in China!
Next stop Groot Constantia - one of the oldest ...