Melina Agosto

Boston, USA

30 October 2006

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I met Melina at David's Guesthouse and after becoming acquainted we set off on a cultural tour of the Western Cape

 

Melina admiring the view at the Afrikaans language monument in Paarl

 

Admiring a king Protea at the Afrikaans language monument

 

Melina with the monument in the background

 

We travelled o\to Kayamandi and stopped in an MamaDiba's creche

 

With Mama Diba in her creche

 

We visited Lily for lunch where Zizo joined us while Lily told Melina her life story

 

 

With Lily and her neighbours outside of her home

 

Enjoying a drumming session with Luyanda

 

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Being entertained by the Masakhane dancers

 

Having fun with the kids in Zone O

 

 

We stopped in at Zone J where we attended a church service spent some time with Onezwa's parents as well as handed out apples for trash Thereafter we returned to Cape Town


Melina was a very interesting person to tour with. It was fascinating to hear how she was making headway in the world of virology where she was working as a researcher. We had a great time sharing stories while we were travelling and all in all I think that Melina got a very good grounding as to the history of South Africa as well as what township life was all about after our day together.

THANKS FOR A GREAT DAY

MELINA