South Africa requires Startup time
This country of large inequalities, moving between different worlds, so many cultural groups sharing this –beautiful though- place….integrating between worlds and cultures is a tough thing to accomplish…
Peter has been here now for 2 weeks. The first days he was having a hard time…living in ‘white South Africa’; being inside a car most of the times, moving from the one safe fenced area to the other, hardly seeing any black people, not to speak of communicating with them. Arriving in Cape Town, from the cold Montreal winter (with lots of snow!) straight into the warm summer, this beautiful place, but not really time to explore a lot …having to work immediately…
Thank god lot’s of great things that could give him a -South African-home-feeling-.
Seeing each other again, spending lots of time together, meeting great people and getting to see great places. A walk on the mountain, a swim in the ocean, great food, cheap wine, ultimate Frisbee on the beach, kite surf lessons in the lagoon, a visit to the orphanage in township Khayelitsha, a weekend to a beautiful dam; floating on the water on a air mattrass, interesting conversations with my black friend Ronald, meeting with the surf friends from the Netherlands, stunning sunsets..
Summer holidays for me now. 2 weeks off from the architectural office. Peter and I will do a little trip, starting tomorrow morning; driving through the karoo (semi-desert), hiking in the Drakensberg and probably back for the New Years Party in Cape Town. The weather is great here now, the summer has really started.
For now….Wishing you all a lovely Christmas, New years and all those days in between…let them all be great and meaningful! X Fre (and Peter).