It was shocking to find out how extremely hard it was to get into the Christmas spirit without snow and subzero temperatures. That being said, I did not miss the white stuff and the cold more than I enjoyed getting to spend the holiday season in twenty degree weather overlooking the South Atlantic Ocean. Wanting to keep busy during the holidays and distracted from the fact I was not home with loved ones, I decided to head down to Cape Town, South Africa to spend an unconventional Christmas and New Years with friends. This is one of the GREAT advantages of the EWB Fellowship, being able to travel and explore this big beautiful continent on weekends and holidays!
In just a short six hour flight, I found myself in the Mother City of South Africa, Cape Town. A coastal city, Cape Town is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg. The drive in from the airport winds through townships into cosmopolitan areas bursting with shopping centers, cafes, bistros, bike shops and gourmet burger bars.