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Mar 26 6:58pm
Cape Town

A Foodie's Guide To Cape Town

There are many things that I wish I knew upon my arrival in Cape Town, one of which is very, very important. If you’re a foodie like myself, you know that one of the things that you need to know going into a new city is how to tear through it gastronomically. If you’re the type that plans lunch at breakfast and dinner at lunch like so many before us, this article is the one for you during your stay in Cape Town.

Mar 24 4:52pm
Cape Town

The Last Week Itinerary: A List of Must-Do's

A week and a few days ago, I found out that my study abroad program was cut short, and that we were all required to go home. Now, I think we all have done a lot of talking about why, so I am sure you already know. But, what you don’t know is how I spent my last week.

Mar 23 2:44pm
Cape Town

10 Undeniable Reasons Cape Town is the Best Place to Study Abroad

If you’re on the fence about studying abroad, or if you’re sure you want to and not sure where to go, or even if you’ve already decided where to study abroad, here’s why to change your mind and go to Cape Town—even in a nifty little 10 Reasons Why!

Mar 16 1:41pm
Cape Town

African Ice Cream: A Cultural and Culinary Experience

Post by Jeremy Gerstein

On Sunday, March 8th, I went to my favorite bookstore in the neighborhood called Observatory. As I was walking into OBZ Books, I noticed an ice cream stand wedged in the alley between the bookstore and the restaurant next door. This stand caught my attention not only due to its location but also due to the man behind the counter. He was not pushy or aggressive, not annoying or obnoxious, like a lot of the street vendors in Cape Town.

Mar 16 12:32pm
Cape Town

Learning About My Family from Halfway Around the World

Post by Jeremy Gerstein

A few members of my family came to visit me this past week. While we have had many interesting and amazing experiences, one in particular stands out. One morning we woke up at 0430 and hiked to the Lion’s Head peak for sunrise. Although it was a little cold, the hike was great and featured several spectacular views. The most interesting part of the hike took place on a flat part of the trail near the summit that was exposed to very strong winds.