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this is where our trip has taken a turn from "unbelievably outstanding" to "somebody pinch me". sunday we ended our long stint in cape town and drove to franschhoek, which is in the winelands just outside of cape town. this particular town is known as the "food and wine capital of south africa" (some would say in all of africa) and i would have to …
... you know), we finally buy two. It’s a tough decision, but we settle on a blesbok and a hartebeest, two beautiful pelts. Before you get angry that we’ve just bought the skin of two animals, these are the result of the culling process. There are too many of them and the government issues form culling requirements. These animals are wild; they are not farmed and harvested for their pelts.
As 11am draws nearer, we make ...
... spinach and feta with an earl gray tea.. MmmMmm. It was also a hoot because our tour guide because he would play Africaans music when we were driving between wineries.
The third stop was Fairview which was very commercialized, but still fun. We tried 8 wines!! As well, as about 7 different cheeses. Last was my least favorite, the port and chocolate at Muratie.
... as we spent barely a few hours in our bunks there.)
So we began our day in Cape Town with a brief stop at a bakery for muffins and coffee, before boarding the double-decker “Red Bus” for our bus tour of cape town. We had been planning to hop on and off at every stop that appealed to us along the way, but we so enjoyed riding on the top of the bus, hands in the air, basking in the sunshine, listening to the narrated explanations over the ...
... Still working on trying to get my mind around all this- what exactly it means in an academic sense as well as in the very real lives of the people I meet every day. The disparities, poverty, inequality, and violence are glaring me in the face here, and I know we face many of the same issues back home, although perhaps amid a different context. It’s easy to feel frustrated with South Africa, and I think we all need to be held accountable to ourselves and each other, but ...
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