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Day 87 - Kirstenbosch

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Day 71 - prisons, rabbits, and penguins

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Day 60 - wine tasting

Sunday, July 2, 2006

Day 71 - prisons, rabbits, and penguins

I went to Robben Island today. It is a small gloomy island about 30 minutes away from Cape Town; it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, mostly due to the fact it was a home to the maximum security prison where Mandela spent 25 years of his life (together with many other anti-apartheid activists).

It used to be a leper colony and then was used as a prison for a few centuries. It was finally turned into museum in 1997.

There's no way to get to the island unless you are coming with a tour. Only a little over 100 people live there permanently, and it is full of rabbits, antelopes, penguins, birds and other wildlife that seem unperturbed by the hoards of tourists visiting the prison.

Cannon Rays of sun Welcome to prison
Jackass penguin A line to prison Mandela's barrack
Something weird Fence Mosque
Prison barracks Spikes Fortifications?
Table Mountain Military structure Penguijn
Crazy seagulls Landscape Penguins