This country, like so many, has turned out to be a huge surprise. I was expecting jungles and sweltering humidity (it’s middle of summer now). NOT. I’ll show some different views:
Johannesburg aka Joburg
City with major danger reputation. Looks like Seattle, but with consistent sunshine & cooling breezes. As a temporary resident, at first I felt like I was in prison. The security systems would make Airway Heights (my old prison) envious.
When I returned yesterday after being gone 2 weeks, I had the opportunity to notice how exceptionally nice people are, e.g. going out of their way to find me a nearby doctor or imported face cream. As long as I followed the guidelines, I was safe. i.e. walk only in specific neighborhoods, and never after dark.
(Sorry folks – technical difficulties. That last photo of ocean is definitely NOT this inland city, it’s part of Cape Town. More to follow when I figure things out).