Arrived in Cape Town!
It's great to be back! I landed around 7am local time (we're an hour ahead of the UK). and booked into my hotel. It's called the Breakwater Lodge, not a luxury one, but 'good value' and close to the waterfront. It was originally a prison, google it
I sorted out my internet connections and computer, and went to look at the District 6 Museum. (This was the area the aparthied government declared was 'for whites only' and started bulldozing people's houses). It has laid as bare ground, strewn with the rubble of people's houses, to this day. There are plans now coming together to compensate those who lost thier land and homes, landscape part of the area as a memorial park and redevelop the remainder. It would have been easy to have remained bitter and refused to redevelop the area, and yet the hope of South Africans, and the desire to deal with the past and move on undeterred, shines through again!
I finally get time to update my blog.....! I'll add the photo's soon...