I wanted to update tonight because orientation is going to be incredibly busy for the next week or so. So today we went on a bus tour around
We drove along and suddenly found ourselves in Oceans View, which actually does not have anything close to a view of the ocean. This was my first true experience with a poor African township. The contrast is just incredible… this town literally borders wealthy suburbs occupied by mostly whites. Oceans View was actually established as a place for blacks to live when they were forced to move out of Simons Town during the beginning of apartheid legislation. The people are still very poor, but they have a lot of pride and a vibrant culture. We had a really delicious lunch and watched a group of young kids singing and break dancing. They really did seem proud of their town and of their people, and it was truly humbling.
Our last destination was the Cape of Good Hope, part of a huge nature reserve that stretches all the way to