Colourful Movement… So what is it all about?
I’ve always been fascinated by the feeling of movement; of actually going somewhere. Movement means change – in the context of traveling as well as life in general. I like breaking out from the daily routine every once in a while in order to experience something new.
Of course it is not always easy to leave a nice and comfortable life behind without knowing what comes next. But exactly this feeling of uncertainty accompanied by adventure is what I’m looking for – at least for now. Therefore, when traveling or living in another country for a certain period of time, I feel like sensing life more intense. There is so much out there to see, feel and experience. That’s the reason why life is colourful in all its facets and not simply black and white. And that’s also why I set up this blog and try to capture some of those “colourful” moments by means of photos and words.
So now shortly about my new life in Cape Town…
Yesterday, after a long 16h flight with a stopover in Istanbul and Johannesburg, I finally arrived in the city where I will live for the next few months.
Luckily my landlord picked me up and drove me to my new home. Already on the way here, the enormous gap between the rich and poor was obvious. First we saw townships with accommodations made of corrugated iron and then big and luxurious houses with fancy cars in front of it; exactly the stereotypical way you expect it to be here.
My new home!
The area which I’m living in seems very nice though. The house is located quite central and there are many interesting bars, restaurants and shops along the way. I’m living here with five other students and except for one Danish girl, they all are from Germany…I should have known before since it seems like we Germans are just all over the place; it doesn’t matter where you go. Right from the first moment I felt at home – the girls all seem very open-minded and I already love my new room and the cosy backyard with its barbecue area and the beach chairs.
Till now I only walked around the area and did some shopping. It seems like the one and only right thing to have here is a hot-water bottle since the South African winter is quite chilly. Speaking of a hot-water bottle…it’s time to go to bed soon. Good night!