Pre-Trip Expectations

New Green Point Stadium, in Cape Town, South A...

New Green Point Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As finals are winding down, I am finally able to start focusing on our long-awaited trip to Cape Town, South Africa. I can never say that South Africa (or Africa in general) was ever on my radar as far as destinations go, but I figured with the Business department, Dr. Turner, and several of my friends going that I could not miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Through the background information that Dr. Turner has given us and my own research, it is so easy to see why Cape Town is one of the most desirable cities to explore. There is a rich history there that we have only just scratched the surface. I am looking forward to learning more about South Africa and Cape Town’s rich culture as we explore the city and all it has to offer.

I cannot wait to hike Table Mountain, participate in my first sun-downer while on a safari ride, attend my first Rugby match, and hopefully see some penguins on the shore. This does not even begin to cover all the opportunities I want to capitalize on while in Cape Town! And obviously, I am excited for all the wonderful speakers we have coming to share with our class.

A view of the Upper Campus of the University o...

A view of the Upper Campus of the University of Cape Town, seen from the other side of the rugby fields. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In conclusion, I know I am going to gain knowledge and an experience in South Africa that just isn’t available in the classrooms at Presbyterian College. I feel certain that I will come out of this trip with a grown understanding of this part of the world and a desperate need to go back! I can’t wait.

That's all folks

That’s all folks (Photo credit: merlune)

English: The Table Mountain and Ocean in Cape ...

English: The Table Mountain and Ocean in Cape Town. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Three African penguins (Spheniscus demersus). ...

Three African penguins (Spheniscus demersus). These penguins were observed on Boulder Beach near Cape Town, South Africa. Français : Trois Manchot du Cap (Spheniscus demersus). Photo prise à Boulders Beach, près du Cap, en Afrique du sud. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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