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Township Series: Part One

By | Feb 27, 2012

Pieces of broken glass crunched into the sand under my feet as I walked. The air was dusty and smelled of garbage that was for too long neglected and left to rot by the side of the road. The sun is hot, burning my skin even through my clothes. Stray dogs wander through the streets…


Old Biscuit Mill

By | Feb 26, 2012

Ithaca is known for its famous farmers market. The one in Cape Town is just like the one in Ithaca…but on steroids. It’s easily 2-3X larger than Ithaca’s.  But just like Ithaca, it boasts food from many different cultures and many organic vendors. It’s places like this that make me miss Ithaca (but not the…


The Garden Route

By | Feb 23, 2012

I’ve always had long drives to and from Ithaca but they are usually marked by boredom and monotonous landscapes. This has made me hate long drives (the fact that I am very prone to car sickness also influences this). Fortunately the Garden Route in South Africa has made me a believer in long, beautiful, scenic…


Tenikwa Cats

By | Feb 17, 2012

During our first week in South Africa, our group went on the Garden Route (think of a scenic drive like Rt 66). I’ll talk more about the trip in a later post but one of my favorite stops was the Tenikwa Wildlife Center This centre was founded to help rehabilitate animals and also serves as…


Cango Ostrich Farm

By | Feb 15, 2012

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I heard that IES was bringing us to an ostrich farm. My only frame of reference was that it would be like visiting a dairy farm outside of Ithaca, which would be quite boring. I was proven wrong. We were dropped off at Cango Ostrich Farm, which is…


An introduction to Cape Town

By | Feb 10, 2012

Africa. When people hear the name they picture Masai warriors hunting lions or a war torn countryside where people would not be able to survive if it weren’t for peacekeeping organizations. Africa. It is a place just as diverse than the United States with 54 recognized countries. South Africa. A country that was torn apart…