Day 1- Intro to SA & Leadership

My first day in Cape Town was highly eventful. It started out bright and early to a lovely breakfast at the Southern Sun hotel. I was still recovering after our long trip the day before, but was eager to fill my brain with knowledge.

Our guest speaker, Stuart Hendry, started the morning off with an engaging presentation on South African history and national pride. We discussed the never-ending tension between the diverse cultures and the attempts to unite the citizens of South Africa for the betterment of the nation. I found these topics very interesting in comparison to U.S. history. Life during apartheid in South Africa must have been very hostile time.

After lunch, we made our trek through downtown Cape Town in a crazy taxi (left side of the road equals wrong side)! We made it to Table Rock in one piece, and took a gondola up to the top of this massive mountain. The view from the top was amazing, unlike any other. I had an awesome time!

We all worked up an appetite after a busy day, so we decided to go eat down at Victoria’s Wharf. I went out on a limb and had South African cuisine…zebra and ostrich.

I am looking forward to the rest of my time in Cape Town.Image

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