One week in South Africa


Yeah, I got this opportunity and here I am in South Africa, precisely in Cape Town where I will stay for more 4 days. After that I will go to Johannesburg and back to Brazil.

Cape Town is really beautiful, I have already visited some of the most famous turistic spots like Cape Point, Table Mountain, Waterfront and a lot of other places in downtown. Tomorrow I will go for a safari, but I will still keep wearing my Firefox t-shirt. However I have to say, Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope) and The Table Mountain have already payed my trip to South Africa, amazing views.

The Cape of Good Hope (Afrikaans: Kaap die Goeie Hoop, Dutch: Kaap de Goede Hoop, Portuguese: Cabo da Boa Esperança) is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of South Africa. .... it is at the Cape of Good Hope that the persistent southerly extension of the African coast relents for the first time anywhere south of the equator and so the rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1498 was a major psychological and geographic milestone in the attempts by the Portuguese to establish a sea route to the Far East.

The Cape of Good Hope is the legendary home of The Flying Dutchman. Crewed by tormented and damned ghostly sailors, it is doomed forever to beat its way through the adjacent waters without ever succeeding in rounding the headland.

I will try to update the blog daily as I found an open wifi here. Otherwise I won´t pay because I cannot afford to pay the hotel´s 10 dollars for 20 minutes of access.

Baie dankie (Thank you very much in Afrikaans)

View from the top of The Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope

View from the top of The Table Mountain.
Table Mountain

My parents and our Jumbo jet
My parents and our Jumbo jet

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Fabio Sasso

I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.