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A Township Setting - Life in South Africa

May 14th 2008
Hey Everyone, Time for the first entry in this journal of mine. It has been one week - almost to the very hour - that I left Calgary for what I had thought would be sunnier shores. Upon arrival (some 30 hours later), however, I was not greeted by sunshine but by cloud, rain and a fierce headache. I will admit that my first impressions of Cape Town were not overly favorable. Within minutes of ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town

South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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