Somehow I was lucky enough to finish all my exams by November 16th. While many of my poor friends where still slugging through exams, I had a full two weeks to enjoy Cape Town and have a few last stress-free adventures before heading back to the States. Here are some of the fun things I was up to in my last weeks in Cape Town.
First (and most exciting!), my friend Alison and I finally got involved with volunteering with some dogs. We did an orientation at the Domestic Animal Rescue Group (DARG) in Hout Bay and began volunteering. It’s a bit of a trek (and a not-so-insignificant uber fare), but worth for the chance to hang out with the dogs. We also visited the Cape Town Aquarium, hiked Lions Head again, wandered Kirstenbosch Gardens, and went to the Zeitz MOCAA, which is a new museum of contemporary art in Cape Town.
A celebratory meal of pasta salad and appletiser after writing our history final!
The wonderful dogs of DARG!
Hiking Lions Head!
Rose picking at Chart Farm in Wynburg!
Visting the Zeitz MOCAA!
Our last day in Cape Town!
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<p>Hello! I'm a current junior at Grinnell College, studying sociology and planning to go into public health policy. Outside of classes, I stay busy by volunteering to help (and play with!) dogs at the local animal shelter and organizing around national issues with other on-campus student activists. This semester in Cape Town will be my first time out of the United Staes, and I'm beyond excited to see where it takes me.</p>