Next week, I’m going to South Africa. I can’t quite believe it, but it’s true. My husband and I will be in Cape Town as the guests of the Jewish community. I will be speaking at various events, seeing the sights, stopping in at an international bookfair, and spending a few days on a game preserve.
I am not very well-traveled nor am I an easy traveler. I am a home-body, which probably has something to do with the fact that I’m a bit of a control-freak. Still, this is the trip of a lifetime and I can’t wait.
Jim and I have been studying guidebooks, preparing the camera, and reading. In the past few weeks I have read, CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY by Alan Paton, THE WHALE CALLER by Zakes Mda, and JUMP by Nadine Gordimer. I have a book of essays about South Africa by various authors for the plane right.
If I have access to a computer and the internet, I’ll try to post from the other side of the planet.