Apartheid

This is a complex subject, and I changed my mind—I won’t belabor it here. One has only to Google it—the whole story is there, and it is very interesting. But I will say this: Apartheid may be over, but racism is still alive in South Africa. But, one needs to remember that apartheid was only abolished as recently as 1994. That’s not a very long time.

No visit to Cape Town would be complete without a trip to the prison on Robben Island.

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This is the cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment. He was convicted of sabotage in 1962. His cause was anti-apartheid.

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On a lighter note, this is a real lion. He seemed to like having his hiney scratched. You’re supposed to walk alongside them, but they walk very fast (and go where they want to go) and I was having a hard time keeping up with him.

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Guinea fowl. Aren’t they cute!

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The long (and unpaved) road to Namibia.

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A herd of mountain zebras gallops in front of the coach.

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Comments

Debra Spincic said…
Was that lion tranquilized? Was it that easy to scratch his hiney? WOW!
DebbyMc said…
OMG!! You scratched a LION's hiney!!! How cool is that!???!! I'm in CCCOLD NY where we have already had SNOW...more tomorrow...ready to come home, I am! One more week...
Libby Fife said…
Everything looks really exotic, for lack of a better adjective. Scratchin' the hiney???
jenclair said…
An educational trip--in many ways!