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After 28+ hours of traveling across the Atlantic, we finally put our feet down on South African soil today, arriving first in Johannesburg and then hopping on a (relatively) quick, two hour flight to Cape Town. After moving into our accommodations, we scarfed down a delicious traditional Durban recipe, Bunny Chow, for lunch. The dish consists of half a loaf of bread scooped out and filled with beef, chicken or vegetable curry. The inside bread is used for dipping, and the dish is consumed by hand.



After lunch, we hopped on our tour bus to make the first stop of our trip, Cape Town's historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.



Nestled between a stunning array of mountains (Table Mountain, in particular, which we visit in several days!) and the Atlantic Ocean, the Waterfront is a bustling shopping and hotel district. Over 24 million tourists from all over the world visit the area on a yearly basis, solidifying Cape Town's identity as a melting pot of a city.




After two hours of shopping and shuttling between beautiful vistas and stunning storefronts, we made our way home to have dinner, write our first journal entries, and settle in for the night.



Tomorrow, we will visit several townships in Cape Town to discuss the cultural, historical and political ramifications of apartheid in post-colonial South Africa. Until then, we're signing off for some much needed rest. Starting with our next post, we will begin to highlight excerpts from students' journaling and their presentation leading on our trip.

See you then!




2 comments:

  1. THANK YOU!
    WONDERFUL PHOTOS... CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ARE ALL STILL STANDING

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  2. Looks fantastic! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to see the beautiful surroundings and so many smart happy faces! An adventure to remember!

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