Posted in March 2012

Very belated goodbye to Cape Town

Very belated goodbye to Cape Town

It’s been a few weeks now since I left Cape Town (I blame a combination of wi-fi deprivation and a crazy tour schedule), but before I start flooding the blog with Namibia / Botswana photos, I wanted to post about my last few days in Cape Town. The highlight of those last few days was … Continue reading

Namibia –> Botswana

Namibia –> Botswana

Today is my last day in Namibia, and the country has been fantastic, except for its lack of working wi-fi. I’ve written a few blog entries about the past few weeks but haven’t found the bandwith to post them yet (in fairness to Namibian internet, my inability to cut down the number of photos I’m … Continue reading

Just to keep you posted…

Just to keep you posted…

I still need to wrap up my Cape Town posts, but in the meantime I’ve just crossed the border into Namibia a few hours ago. I only have wifi for about half an hour, but in the spirit of objective #1 of the blog (reassuring my family that I’m still alive), wanted to quickly post … Continue reading

Elana’s exercise tips

Elana’s exercise tips

I finally discovered the cure for “can’t-get-myself-to-go-to-the-gym syndrome.” All along, it turns out that I just needed to have a gym with a view like this: Oh, it also helps to not have a job. That’s not too much to ask, right?

Getting serious about sightseeing

Getting serious about sightseeing

Now that I’m getting closer to the end of my time in Cape Town — which has flown by — I’m trying to make sure that I don’t miss out on any of the must-sees. At the end of last week, I visited two of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions — Robben Island and Table … Continue reading

Flippy and Hambone in Cape Town

Flippy and Hambone in Cape Town

The day after the township tour, I met up with my friend Patrick, who I met last year in Botswana and who now lives in Cape Town. We had lots of catching up to do, so we went for about a four-hour walk, starting in the center of the city (which I’m proud to say … Continue reading

Township tour (or, my day as a poorist)

Township tour (or, my day as a poorist)

A few days ago, I went on a half-day tour through some of Cape Town’s biggest townships. The townships are located 20 minutes to an hour outside of the center of the city, and were initially created for non-whites who were “relocated” during Apartheid. Obviously, they are not officially segregated anymore, but the racial composition … Continue reading