Township – Bar

Township – Bar Making friends through one coincidence after another. The road that lead us to the Township this Sunday was already known to us. A road that we used every day. A road that we know well with all its corners and edges, bends, junctions and bumps. But on this day we were supposed Read more about Township – Bar[…]

Keep Calm – Ruhe bewahren

Keep Calm Susi here, Susi there, “Susi can you…” “Susi, what am I supposed to do,…?” “Susi, this boy is hungry,… and this one here wants some water and that girl over there hit her arm” And then there is a child hanging around my neck and another one is rolling my dreadlock. Noise in Read more about Keep Calm – Ruhe bewahren[…]

The Kids of Philippi – Die Kids von Philippi

The Kids of Philippi (for German please scroll down) By Alexandra Fung. For the fourth year in a row I travel to Cape Town. How easy you fall in love with this city: The everlasting summer and the bright blue sky, the picturesque coastline with mile long beaches and idyllic bays, and in the background Read more about The Kids of Philippi – Die Kids von Philippi[…]

Circles of friends – Freundeskreise

Circles of Friends Sometimes there are things, that can’t be real. Conincidences, people encounter other people and so circles are complete. Just recently another circle was completed. Through a friend’s research from Potsdam I heard about ”Native Young” for the first time. It’s a band from Cape Town and their music actually fits perfectly to Read more about Circles of friends – Freundeskreise[…]

Cape Town vs. Township

Township vs. Cape Town I’m not quite sure whether it’s fair to already make a comparison between Cape Town and Philippi. I was already able to see Cape Town from different angles and views, heights and levels, while I haven’t seen that much of Philippi. But I still would like to contrast these two extremes Read more about Cape Town vs. Township[…]

South Africa – incredibly multifaceted, incredibly unique – Südafrika – so vielseitig, so einzigartig

South Africa – incredibly multifaceted, incredibly unique or „my first days here in Capetown“ It’s been two weeks already since we entered the airport in Munich. It’s been also two weeks since we landed in Capetown safe and sound and moved into our apartment for the first month here. Those two weeks passed by so Read more about South Africa – incredibly multifaceted, incredibly unique – Südafrika – so vielseitig, so einzigartig[…]