It’s been almost a year and a half since I moved to the other side of the world.
It’s autumn now, almost winter, while the Northern Hemisphere is expecting the summer.
The stars are different.
August brings hot wind and red dust, December – heat waves and rain that does stop for a week.
There are eleven official languages in South Africa and countless accents.
Now I know what is the true meaning of the safaris.
I’m not afraid of lions anymore. I know how to track different animals in the savannah and have no problem sleeping in a cave.
The Ocean’s waves are huge but that makes them great for surfing.
I made friends with a few blue cranes and a penguin colony. I learned more in one year that I had learned during my entire 4-year undergraduate degree . I know who are the people that I can trust even when I’m at the end of the world.
I used to wait for the summer to come, now I’ve come to the summer. Because at the end of the day, the winter in South Africa is like a nice summer day in most countries.