Off to Africa

Feb 6, 2009   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Off to Africa

After spending 2 days with my children in NYC, which includes collaborator Austin, I departed JFK for South Africa. Cape Town and home of good friends Ursula and Richard Wagner is the destination. This most intrepid and philanthropic couple moved to South Africa in 1996 and founded the nonprofit Affordable Medicines for Africa (www.AMFA.org) and have impacted the delivery of pharmaceuticals on the continent.

Cape Town has it all. Geographically it’s Big Sur meets LaJolla, San Francisco and Napa Valley all rolled into one. From the iconic profile backdrop of Table Mountain to the penguin colony at Boulder Beach, the busy V&A Waterfront and the endless vineyards it is a treat. Likewise the dollar is strong against the rand, making many things very cheap. The reality of South Africa also includes vast tracks of modest, substandard and shantytown housing for much of the non-white majority population.

I intend to take Dog Meets World to some townships and bring personal photography to those that have limited means.

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