Ocean View: Home Stay Weekend
Going into my home stay at Ocean View, a colored township near Simon’s Town, I was feeling a little rough about South Africa. There were a lot of feelings of white guilt and anger about racism and language politics. The home stay made me feel a lot better about things, although I have yet to wrap my head around everything. For example, my home stay dad said we really only do this home stay in...
Being a Tourist (Again)
Probably the best and worst part about traveling for long periods of time is that feeling of being a tourist. On the one hand, you get to shamelessly experience all those wonderful things that a country or city holds representative of themselves. For Beijing, this was the Bird’s Nest, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and just about every temple in the metro area. For Cape Town, I have...
Paola and Others
I probably should be out right now, but the past few days have been exhausting, so a night in should be fine. Today we did a volunteer night at Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape Flats. It’s a largely colored area. The area we volunteered in was a small shack lane created by a group of people that had all recently been evicted from their homes in the township. almost just as they had created...
Struggles of a Female Rugger
I’ll write a longer post the second I have internet (hopefully soon) but for now some little tidbits about how women definitely DO NOT play rugby in this country. Man: Oh you’re more into American Football huh? Me: To watch, but I play rugby back home. Man: Oh… touch? Me: No…. Mostly the response to me playing is “that’s odd…” Oh well.