Time Abroad: Fall 2006
Cape Town, South Africa is a place filled with incredible people, landscapes and adventures. I found myself doing things I had never dreamed of during my short four months!
I took the opportunity to go on a Safari towards the end of my trip. I saw all of the "Big 5" largest African animals, up close and personal! The game reserve had rescued a baby cheetah and it very quickly became domesticated and unable to fend for itself in the wild. I learned that this is the only wild cat that stays domesticated beyond infancy. She was so beautiful and gentle, and likely never noticed my presence.
We met a group of older, jocular ladies from Britain who rode along with us in our Jeep adventure for several hours. We saw every African animal one can think of, right up close! Some came a little too close: we came face to face with a rhino that didn't like us in his stomping grounds. We had to speed away before he made scrap metal out of our vehicle!
I will never forget the memories study abroad gave me and the incredible friends I made along the way.