Food for thought in Robben Island prison, Cape Town, South Africa. The first two times I visited South Africa, I did not go to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept as a political prisoner for 18 years. I had read his book [...]
I just spent 12 days in Cape Town for the #cocreateSA project of the Dutch Consulate. It was the fourth time I visited this amazing city: time to share the 10 things I love most about Cape Town.
Africa is known for its 'big five': the five large wild animals you MUST see on safari: the lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, and leopard. While traveling through Namibia, I noticed that the desert seems so empty and that there are hardly any sights in terms of wildlife. Until a local guide pointed out the 'small five': a collection of spiders, beetles, and lizards that live in the desert. Under his expert guidance and trained eye, the arid environment suddenly transforms into a world teeming with life!