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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Waiting for Jules

December 5th 2009
Cape Town is an ending for me several times over - the end of the Cairo->Cape route, the end of my African jaunt, and the end of this period of travel that has occupied the last four years of my life. Sadly it also finds me beyond the end of my travel energy and the days I spend there are lazy in the extreme. I'm reminded of Australian cities - the pedestrianised zones, the sunny weather, the ch ... read more
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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
25th February 2011

this is weird. This flower was taken in one of my home towns and I was so awed by it, thought it was taken somewhere in japan, when I saw that it said south africa i almost fell off my chair. Thanks for putting me back in touch with my roots, miss home now lol

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