Capoeira ta me chamando!

Okay, so I haven’t been training really at all since I graduated from Oberlin (OC Angola!) because it was too expensive for me in NYC while on an americorps budget and I just haven’t found the time/energy to go in New Orleans. Plus, it’s always kind of difficult to start with a new teacher once…

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Weekend Adventures

This first weekend in Cape Town was awesome! I’m being very serious about the use of that particular word, unlike the multitudes of young people who utilize it for anything in their lives that is slightly more than mundane. Cape Town truly is awesome (adjective) definition: extremely impressive or daunting synonyms: breathtaking, awe-inspiring, magnificent, wonderful, amazing, stunning,…

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National Pride

I’m watching SABC news here in Cape Town and right now there is some live event going on in Johannesburg, and President Zuma is giving a lecture about Alfred Xuma who was a former president of the ANC and a political activist. I don’t really know too much about South African history, but in watching…

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All play and no work

My research project down here hasn’t really started yet. Mostly because the researchers are so busy doing too much at once to sit down with us and give us some work. So we’ve been going to different presentations and events they’ve invited us to, but it’s mostly been a pretty event-less week (as far as…

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Night #1

It’s my first night in Cape Town, SA and I’m freezing. It is so cold both outside and inside, and while I brought winter clothes, I just feel ill prepared, and just ill from being on a plane for 14 hours and now so cold that my body is stiff. The apartment we’re staying in,…

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