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16th August 2017

Time for an excursion to the Cape of Good Hope - the most southern point of the African continent! After climbing the way up to the light house (it is often covered in clouds which is why many boats sank here in the past), we went for a 40 minute walk to the actual Cape of Good Hope.
We even spotted a whole bunch of ostriches - well I would spend my day here to as an ostriche!
Definetly a place to be happy.



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16th August 2017

Hello guys! At Simon's Town, we found wildlife African penguins - and even a whole bunch of them. Luckily, it is breeding time at the moment and we were able to spot some babies.
On our way, we even saw some ostriches and antilopes.

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14th August 2017

Posing with Nelson Mandela's statue in front of the table mountains - oh I love this city!
Having a boat cruise in Cape Town's Harbour and enjoying the view and music from Michael Jackson and Phil Collins. We even saw several dolphins, African penguins and a shark.
The sea around Cape Town is home to a stunning marine life like the big white shark.

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13th August 2017

Walking through Boo Kap is like having a stroll in a totally different world. Boo Kap is an area of Cape Town where all houses are painted in hilarious bright and shiny colours. Since most of the people living here are muslims, there even are colourful mosques. This is a place to be happy.



Rounding it up with a heart-melting sunset at the promenade. Boo Kap plus sunset is equal happiness.
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13th August 2017
 It's my first day in Cape Town and I start with looking for graffiti art. Lucky me, I found these amazing pictures!

 Strolling around in Cape Town, we heard music coming out of a building. Being curious, we went inside and found a gospel church! Having known European churches only, I was stunned by the - literally - party, good mood and vibrating songs. It was so moving to see these people celebrating and thanking Jesus!


 The table mountain is much huger than exected - you can see it all around town. I'm absolutely amazed by the beauty of this city.
But very soon, I'm faced with the dark side of the city too. I've never had to see so much poverty, desperation and homeless people literally starving. I even have to face being followed by beggers that keep chasing, begging or even shouting and touching you. Being confronted with that every couple of minutes, it's hard not to notice that some things are still going wrong in some parts of this world. …
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10th August 2017

Tomorrow will be my last day of volunteering in Knysna, South Africa, and I already had to say goodbye to the children I taught during the previous month. You get very close to these lovely childen so soon and they give you all their love right away, so it was really hard for me to say goodbye without knowing what they're going to do with their lives. I would recommend everyone to do volunteering - it's a one-in-a-lifetime experience. You don't just stand in front of class and teach the kids, you spend your time with them, get to know them, care for them, help them with everything from putting shirts on to peeling their fruits, play with them, making fun and laugh with them and almost feel like a part-time mother. Briefly: you build a bond with them. After experiencing how it is to say goodbye to them just to see them the next day again, I decided not to tell them that it was my last day today.
Besides of teaching in a pre-school, I also parttook in some …
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5th August 2017

Using my time off to got to the Monkey Sanctuary near Knysna.
Most of the monkeys living here were pets and had to live in inappropriate homes and small cages once and are now "released". They're supposed to re-learn how to be a monkey and to live like that.
 Going for a stroll among the monkeys, I find this beautiful bridge hanging high above the forest ground - these little surprises make one feel free, make one happy.