Traveler or Tourist?

This post is in response to The Daily One Word Prompt and this week’s word is tourist. Upon reading the word tourist, the first word that popped into my mind was traveler. Currently, I am laying here in my bed, contemplating the weight of each of these terms. Are traveler and tourist mutually exclusive? If…

The Phases of a Cape Town Sunset

After a day of hiking up Lions Head Mountain, everyone was extremely hungry and our lovely friend from Cape Town recommended a waterfront restaurant. As we approached, we realized how fancy this place was, as we sat in our sweaty, and dirty hiking clothes with our hiking sneakers on, all staring at each other and…

Recognizing My Privilege in South Africa

Right now I am laying in a bed way too big for just myself, in an apartment in Cape Town, South Africa. I am encompassed by down blankets and fluffy pillows that always seem to be colder on the other side. To the left of me is a power strip that is charging my iPhone…

Lion’s Head Mountain Hiking

I tried to get a good nights’ sleep knowing that I would be hiking up Lion’s Head Mountain in Cape Town, and for some odd reason, I have not been able to get to sleep at a normal hour. Maybe I am still jet-lagged, or maybe my mind is racing. Whatever is preventing me from…

The Cape Town They Don’t Show

Hi Everyone, I would just like to make a few remarks regarding what I have seen in my few short days here in Cape Town, South Africa. Yesterday was the first time I was able to venture outside of the city center to explore another area of Cape Town that seems to go unnoticed. If…

Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass, South Africa

Greetings All, After realizing that I had not packed a hairbrush, I went into the kitchen and stood there for a second while contemplating on how I was going to brush my hair for the first time in about four days. My eyes wandered to the drawer and I thought to myself, a fork will…