Last full day here in Cape Town. The realization that I am going home tomorrow has started to set in and I am very sad but also very excited to see the people back home. I have so many gifts, clothing, pictures, memories and plans that I am bringing home with me. South Africa is an extremely juxtaposed country that I have fallen in love with and a place I want to return to through out the rest of my life. I have learned a lot about who I am as a person and the spirit of Ubuntu. I hope that the change I feel inside can manifest itself once I return to the United States and that I can make a difference in my own country.
Today I am spending my last full day with friends. We are going to Cape Point, which is a national forest and a peninsula that is the farthest south on the continent of Africa and then to boulder beach, where we will see penguins swimming. Hopefully I will get the chance this afternoon to go to green market square one last time to finish getting gifts and then we end tonight with a braai, that is basically just grilling out, with all the important people we have met along the way.
Leaving tomorrow is bittersweet.