Thursday, June 17, 2010

Memories of South Africa

The soccer world cup currently taking place in South Africa brings back wonderful memories. Back in 1995 I spent a month backpacking around the country, from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Jo'burg, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal etc etc.

The picture above is me on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, November 1995. I still remember that day - standing on the very Southern tip of the African continent, with the ocean spread out on one side of me and the African plains on the other.

There was a wonderful feeling of hope in the Country. Mandela was president, South Africa had won the rugby world cup on home soil earlier that year, and it was an exciting and vibrant place to be.

And the beer was dirt cheap - great times!!!

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