Tag Archives: South Africa

Happy Ending

I have realized that this is my last blog post before I come home. I have two more weeks in Cape Town. It’s strange; I can’t decide if the time here went by slow or fast. I would not go … Continue reading

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Devil’s Peak

There are some things that you have to do when you’re studying abroad. You should conquer a fear or do something you most likely would never do at home. Last Saturday, my friends and I decided to hike Devil’s Peak. … Continue reading

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Home as a Dreamland

I’ve reached the final stretch of my study abroad experience. One month to go! The point has been reached where people have formed their set friend groups and every weekend means a new adventure. This weekend was two of my … Continue reading

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To the Twenty-Something Year Olds Everywhere

Cape Town can be described as a place that never sleeps. Each day there is something to do, be it a food market, festival, karaoke, or live music. Well, Sundays are known as Mzoli’s day. Mzoli’s is located in a … Continue reading

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Spring Break South Africa Style

This week was spring break, which made it the perfect time to go out and see more of this beautiful country. I decided to do a four-day Garden Route trip, which tours the coast of South Africa. At the time … Continue reading

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Flowers Growing in the Concrete

Almost every South African I have met thus far has teased me by saying that when Americans come to South Africa, they expect to see lions and people in tribal wear. Each time this happens I laugh at the presumption … Continue reading

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America Meets Oceanview

It’s crazy how fast strong relationships can be formed. I just got back from a weekend homestay in a township named Oceanview. My program arranges for its American students to stay with a South African family for the weekend. You … Continue reading

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The Three Apples

During the first week of orientation, the Director of CIEE described the three stages of culture shock. He demonstrated this by using three apples. He took a bite out of the first apple and exclaimed how delicious and exciting it … Continue reading

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EsCape Town

I am actually here! It’s weird to think that I woke up in Africa today when just last week I was in my house in the small town of La Verne, California. The flight was very long. I went from … Continue reading

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My Pre-Departure State: Excitement Overrides the Stress

I have to admit, my pre-departure journey has been everything but blissful.  Everything seemed to be going well while I was finishing up my semester in DC. I was getting all I needed for my visa packet done. It was … Continue reading

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