Posts tagged "South Africa"
Pizza with an African

Pizza with an African

He got up to order a pizza, then paused. With a worried expression he asked if I was a vegetarian, said he couldn’t continue our evening if I was. I laughed at his relief when I said I wasn’t and jokingly exclaimed: “you Africans and your meat!”. He looked at me in disbelief and started...
Infecting the City

Infecting the City

The arts festival Infecting the City may be the best way I have ever seen art being brought to “the public”. For the duration of one week city life was shook up by artists. They performed all over Cape Town’s public spaces like the station, shopping mall, in the park and on squares. It was free for all,...
My Life With Didi: Black & White

My Life With Didi: Black & White

I considered starting a series of blog posts called “My Life With Didi”. Unfortunately, I cannot commit myself to writing regularly about it: too busy living it! Didi is my Capetonian housemate, she is the same age as me (27), does the job I would want to do (Project manager for cultural projects), and decorates...
The Art Of Boredom: Take A Bus

The Art Of Boredom: Take A Bus

The appeal of long-distance bus travel: you sit and stare, listen to some music and become increasingly bored with your idle state of nothingness. There are articles promoting the art of boredom and if you’ve been wondering how to practice it I suggest you take the bus. There is something oddly satisfactory in being bored...
Proclamation of Love

Proclamation of Love

South Africa, beautiful, complex, intriguing South Africa. Where a black taxi driver advices against your given destination because “there are many blacks”. Where dramatic mountain tops give way to wild coast lines, and fertile winelands bring colour to arid desert landscapes. Where you can drink a rooibos cappuccino, or an endless selection of good wine. Where you...

The Final Chapter

Chapter 1: Backpacking Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, getting used to living the free life. Chapter 2: Dance workshops and nature parks in The United States. Chapter 3: Working (as volunteer) and travelling in Malawi, Africa. Chapter 4: Travelling and working (as volunteer) in South Africa. I am currently reading the fourth chapter which, like preceding chapters, does not disappoint....