On to Malawi

May 14 We arise at the ungodly hour of 4AM for our transfer to the Cape Town airport and our 2-hour flight to Joburg. Zoe is not exactly what one would call a morning person, so she is bleary-eyed. The hotel has packed us box breakfasts, which we eat on the flight. Freedom meets us […]

Prison and Rhythm

May 13 Today we are picked up at 8:15 a.m. by Godfrey, for our 9 AM tour at Robben Island, a half hour boat ride from Capetown. From the 17th to the 20th Centuries, Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World […]


We’re in Malawi without wifi, but otherwise everything is great.  Will post again, one day at a time, when I can.  Not sure whether I’ll be able to do that before we return home.

The Townships and a Special Visit

May 12 “Cape Town has millions of people living in townships and today we take a tour to visit two of them, learn about their harsh past, witness the challenges they face every day, and learn about the positive hopes for the future.” That was the sentence from the itinerary prepared by our travel agent. […]

Lion break

Did not have time to complete blogging on yesterday’s fun lady, so I’m cheating by posting some lion photos from safari, which I’ve now been able to download.