I’m starting to get homesick…Specifically, I miss Cape Town. The good natured people, the mountains, the ocean, the extraordinary mix of people, I miss it all. I found the picture below on the Facebook page of a friend. Enjoy it.
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One of the most fun things we did during our trip to South Africa was visit Stellenbosch, the wine country just outside of Cape Town. We decided to visit Rust en Vrede, a 300 year old winery specializing in Shiraz, Cabernet, and Merlot. Nelson Mandela chose Rust en Vrede to be served at his Nobel Continue Reading
I hate to keep harping on about stereotypes about Africa but I found a Youtube video with pictures of cities in Africa and couldn’t wait to share it. An American friend of mine attended a conference in Mozambique a few years ago. She returned really upset because Maputo, the capital city, had skyscrapers. I guess Continue Reading
Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie (author of “Half of a Yellow Sun”) gave a great TEDTalks speech about how stereotypes are born. Basically, she cautions that if we only hear a single story about a group of people, we come to think of them only in that context and can not imagine them as anything else. I Continue Reading
Egypt is usually the first country that comes to mind when the word “pyramid” is mentioned. Few people know that pyramids are also found in several other countries in Africa. Of course, many civilizations in other parts of the world also built pyramids including the Aztecs, Native Americans and the Mayans. There are three pyramid Continue Reading