Our daughter has been rather flat since she came back from her spell in South Africa and is keen to return, as I expected. She has been in touch with the people she met there and has been offered a job working in the hostel where she stayed at in Cape Town.
She leaves in mid-November and will probably be gone for at least a year. It isn’t easy to see your child off to the other side of world, however much you might think it is a good idea.
The climate is better, the people happier, the pace of life slower and should she decide to stay for longer, well Duke Dave and Squire Clegg can go whistle for her student loan repayments.
But though I had this vague notion that Africa was a big place, I hadn’t realised just how big until I saw this map. As you can see, the mother continent could comfortably accommodate the US, China, India, Japan and most of Europe
If you want to learn more, see the True Size of Africa.