Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Getting used to Africa

Well, I'm here! I'm staying with my friend/boss for the first few days while I wait for my next temporary flat, basically on campus. But in the meantime, I've started work, started seeing a bit of the city, and started watching South African soaps... specifically Rhythm City, which rocks.

This city is beautiful! The area where I am is basically built around a flat mountain (Table Mountain), with the University of Cape Town on the western slope - that's where I'm working. It's winter here now, which means that it rains a lot... this is not the winter I'm used to... However, rain means clouds in the air, and the clouds wreathing the top of the mountain looks really cool - it looked like smoke was billowing down the sides. I'm not yet set up to download my photos onto here, but as soon as I am, I'll set up some photos of it. Really amazing.

5 comments:

Kelly's Blog said...

Hi Alex, welcome to Cape Town. Sorry the weather has been mis up to now but it only gets better from here. Have a wonderful time!

Just a Capetonian wishing you well!
from Kel

Susan said...

Hey dude - so glad I can keep tabs on you. This is a great idea. Keep it up. I am sending you blog to an array of people. xxoo Mom

Jamie said...

dude. pictures! i want lots of pictures. especially of all of the monkeys and giraffes and elephants that live in your yard. especially the monkeys. i want lots of pictures of monkeys. i won't actually believe your in Africa unless i see pictures of you playing cards with your yard monkeys.

Christina L V said...

great to hear you are exploring and willing to share it. we miss you here very much. new york is 100 degrees and 100% humidity right now, i think you would have died! i look forward to pictures and recipes!

Andy said...

I second (or fourth, or nth) the photo request!

Are you getting a car? Will the monkeys pull the wipers off it? Do the monkeys even exist? Do people call you "professor"?