Walking around StellenboschAugust 5 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C
Today I had my appointment to pick up my student card! So I used the way from the dorms to the office to take some shots of Victoria Street, a beautiful alley close to campus. Most university buildings have a very elegant, colonial-style facades and you can find this type of architecture all across Stellenbosch. The whole town has a very special flair. An incredibly striking picture were the naked trees standing just next to palms giving you an unsual sensation of being in the middle of a "tropical winter".
After picking my student ID I met my "matie buddy" Barend. A matie buddy is a local student that has volunteered to advice and orient exchange students during their time in Stellenbosch. We meet Viviane, a Brazilian girl from Sao Paulo, and Gladys, who studies in Monterrey, México. Our Matie buddy Barend was born in an Afrikaans family from Port Elizabeth but he lived in Peru for several years and speaks perfect Spanish. So maybe there's no surprise that he got matched as a matie buddy for the Latin American crew! 💃🇧🇷🇵🇪🇲🇽🇬🇹
Barend took us to one of his favorite restaurants and Franzi, a german Theology student, and Teddy a food science student from Johannesburg, joined us for lunch. Afterwards we go for a walk at Stellenbosch botanical garden, which as very quiet and peaceful place to just walk and take a deep breath. And it was also a great spot for a photosession with some shots by Teddy! 📸Read more