I’m still in Africa.
The city is developed enough to give a sense of overall efficiency while still incorporating the rustic nature of the continent.
It is relaxed.
The gentle rumble of the sleepy city reminds me of my home town and I’ve enjoyed getting to know my own shell as I continue to emerge into this world.
The mixed population.
Highlighted by the developing discussion about race and multiculturalism, the diversity has given me a lens to understand global communities and the complex, conflict ridden dynamics of integration.
Access to basic necessities.
I had just about reached a point where I was starting to take water and electricity for granted before the major restrictions started kicking in. It’s a stark reminder that a lot of Africa still lives in relative darkness.
There’s just so much of it and so many cafés within walking distance of each other. It’s amazing!