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Published: March 31st 2013
Despite lack of photographic proof, we're here safe and sound. long flights and overpriced airport coffee have left us feeling jetlagged. Copenhagen 7-11 served only fair trade organic coffee - cool beans in our books! That actually led us to a questioning conversation last night - what is fair trade? who does the certification? how do the standards vary by region?
It's the long weekend, so our first choice of hostel (a community service organization with a soup kitchen downstairs and several local outreach programs) was booked (good for them!), which means we ended up at a party town hostel with a DJ and a bbq lady selling hotdogs on the roof right above our room. People here seems rather nice though, and we're staying in the heart of the city for less than $25 dollars each, so it's hard to complain.
With lots of anticipation getting here, and not sure what to expect, Cape Town is BEAUTIFUL and absolutely lovely with a very safe vibe everywhere we have gone. Less chaotic than Bangkok, fewer guns than Lima (quite the opposite - no guns even at the airport), and nicer scenery than Toronto. All in all, we're feeling quite civilized and enjoyed a delicious veggie burger for linner yesterday (lunch + dinner = linner).
In other news, I'm a mediocre fan of The Who at the best of times, but this morning my ipod stumbled onto their song 'Love, Reign O'er Me', which was a perfect follow up to the Jane Goodall talk I had just finished. She speaks so honestly and simply of repairing the disconnect we all suffer from between our brain and our heart. I picture Jane G. replacing Roger Daltry on stage, with Pete T. wearing a Roots and Shoots T-shirt as he rocks out next to her. Good song and good messages - we're all in this world to do some good. some real good.
Steve's up and I'm starving - ciao for now!
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