Buzzing university town with peaceful spots

I am having my second weekend out of Camphill and staying in Stellenbosch. It is a vibrant town north of Cape Town full of students from South Africa and overseas. There is quite some German speaking tongues around here as well. I am staying with Colleen and Walter who have the gift to make you feel like having known them for hundert years already after entering their house.

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Dorp Street 43 – Sunday 7 am
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Magic scenery in Stellenbosch

Yesterday evening I went to a concert at the Oude Libertas  Amphitheater right outside of Stellenbosch.  I enjoyed it very much even I didn’t know the Belgium singer beforehand.

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Stef Bos at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

But the world is small. I can tell. During our wonderful breakfast this morning I mentioned  the concert and a Belgium woman  who has been on her honeymoon smiled and replied that she went with him to school in Belgium. We than listened to some nice stories about those times.

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“Slow market” at Oude Libertas on a Saturday morning

Yesterday morning I went to the “slow” market where local artists sell their treasures and food stalls serve delicious meals. I was waiting at this particular store for my meal. I am not revealing what it was!?

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Old Mac – Digging for Happiness

During a walk after breakfast I discovered this wonderful sculpture. It is a reminder of South Africa’s mining legacy. Do you think he is happy? That’s what the discussion is about. Does – in this case – gold make you happy?

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Botanical Garden

A place where you can relax, calm down and take a deep breath is the Botanical Garden where I stayed for a while and had a nice Cappuccino.

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Colleen and Walter

Here we are: Colleen and Walter in her beautiful garden where I am writing this blog and preparing the community session at Camphill coming Wednesday.
I would like to tell you more about this event but my conversation partners have the right to get the feedback first. More about it at the end of the week.

 

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