Tuesday, April 6, 2010


A lazy morning in Kalk Bay, some housekeeping, and another trip to the Waterfront. For Easter dinner we drove to Sea Point to see one of Chris’ friends from UCT [University of Cape Town]. It was super nice to have a home-cooked meal and allowed for an interesting glimpse into the microcosm of German-expat-slash-grad-student life.

I had very entertaining conversations with an ultra-marathoner from Joburg, who explained running clubs as an antidote to the otherwise complete lack of outdoor life in her crime-ridden city, an archaeologist from Oxford, who recounted the engineering challenges of removing rock art [cave paintings] from a crucial dig before 2011, when the site will be lost beneath a dam, and a PhD student studying the effect of media on teenage perceptions of race, who, quite candidly, told me that after 6 years of research on two continents, he’s come to the conclusion that he could have arrived at the same theoretical result after 1 hour of thinking.

All in all it was an interesting evening and not a bad way to spent Easter.

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