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I hope you enjoyed this reading, got a few insights into South Africa, different views and the meetings we had. Again, you are welcome to follow up on one or the other topic, simply mail me (p.wirthumerATgmx.at) or leave a comment.
I am leaving tomorrow evening and in true uber-procrastinator-style I still have lots to do:
- buy cat food and ant repellent
- pack (started 3 days ago but it is actually just one big heap of fleeces, jackets, jeans and boots on top of a shocked suitcase)
- fix my skiing goggles...the spongey bits have come undone
- pay bills
Although not the most organised of people, ...
... suffer from more culture shocks as we delved deeper into South Africa's history.
We continued on our Soweto tour, stopping at the Hector Pieterson Museum. Up until now, we did not know anything about Hector Pieterson, but soon learnt how different this 'Western' country was to ours. Hector Pieterson was a young student who was shot in 1975, at a students' demonstration. The students were protesting against having to learn in Afrikaans, a language that was not ...
... think it will all sink in when we are finally sitting on the plane. Sadly when checking in we were told that there are eight infants on our flight so we aren't planning on sleeping too much. I think I will follow both our mother's advice and make use of the all faithful earplugs and sleeping pills in our backpacks. We are armed for this adventure with the ...
South Africa is a very Westernized country. Girls romp around the University in mini-skirts and sundresses, leggings and crazy sandals, the answer to a common question, 'California,' gets a big, "ooooh Cali!" response, and you can't pass a hair salon without seeing at least 10-12 pictures of Rhianna's face smiling out at you from under a plethora of different hairstyles. In many ways, going to the movies here feels just like ...