CAPE TOWWN!! Here we coomme!
My name is Charlene Bogonko, I'm a student at the University of Minnesota.
This is my first time to South Africa and I have been dreaming about traveling to this country since I can remember. My love affair began when my mother introduced me to South African music in 1999 and I have been smitten ever since.
There are so many things I wish to experience and learn from this trip, some of my deepest desires easily come to mind.
1. I wish to connect with myself through the concept/ideal/understanding of Ubuntu. Ever since I heard of this concept, I have been in awe of it's capacity for the human condition. I want to learn more.
2. I wish to connect with others that I would usually not connect with. Whether because of racial division, or economic division...or whatever prejudice/difference--I don't want that to matter. I want to learn how not to attach past actions and violences or offenses to specific people, and to forgive despite.
3. I wish to enjoy myself, simply put. I'm not sure what that will mean yet, but I'm excited to find out.
So, all that being said, Cape Town here I come!!!