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Semester in Cape Town: Part 15

by Bella Tobin

Winter is on the way in Cape Town, the semester is winding down and the journey back home is just around the corner. It is hard to believe that this is the last week of classes and now all I have to do is study for final exams and make sure everything on my “To Do In Cape Town” list is crossed off.

Cape Town's Clifton Beach, a sun worshipper's playground.

It’s starting to get a little chilly here, which means no more beach days. It’s funny because South Africans are all bundled up in Ugg boots, scarves, and wool coats, and I’m still wearing shorts and t-shirts. The temperature reaches about 70 degrees everyday, which to me is shorts weather. It drops a bit at night and a sweatshirt is needed, but that’s okay.


Last Friday my friend Alyssa and I went to Green Point, which is home to the World Cup Stadium She had an interview/meeting with the editor of a magazine dedicated to the Cape Town music scene. The editor loved her and offered her a job and an internship in Cape Town for the summer. I’ve never been so jealous but she deserved it. She is an incredible writer with a great taste in music. Sunday we watched the final English Premier League games, which I wasn’t into, but my friends were which made it fun. It was exciting when Manchester City won. 

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll have some time to explore a bit more. There is a small mountain/hill I want to hike, an astronomical observatory to visit, plus a walk along the shore , and a few other things to knock off the list.
I can’t believe that my time here is almost done. Although I am looking forward to seeing my family and friends, I’m not quite done with South Africa.

I plan on coming back here sometime, hopefully for longer.

This is by far the best place I have ever been.