Cape Town with Kids: Day Two

The breakfast spread at the Westin (there is even sushi! I told you we are a family of snobs) is just as exciting the second day. Noisette and I opt to just plow ahead with our own plan for a change, instead of opening the floor to debate. He wants to stand on the Cape of Good Hope, like I already ... 

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Cape Town with Kids: Day One

What a relief to arrive in Cape Town coming from Mozambique. It feels a bit like the time when Noisette and I came back to West Berlin from East Berlin in the 1980s and almost felt like kissing the ground. Okay, I’m exaggerating just a wee bit, but nonetheless I make a wow to be much more patient ... 

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Giving Hope at New Jerusalem

“There is a career path and there is a sacred path.”

I cannot get these words out of my mind. They were spoken to me by Anna Mojapelo, founder and director of New Jerusalem Children’s Home, when I visited the facilities of her orphanage and adjacent Montessori preschool a few ... 

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This is ALSO Africa

So your water gets cut off and you ask your neighbors what’s happening, and they just shrug their shoulders and tell you “This is Africa.” As you know, I’ve had numerous such experiences. But it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t share with you the other side of that, ... 

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