Karl and Julie Ostrand
Jan/Feb e-Newsletter
Cape Town is bi-polar...a Jekyll and Hyde city. On one hand, it's beautiful - the 6th most beautiful city in the world.
On the other hand, it's ranked #5 for world's most dangerous cities, boasting some of the darkest crimes imaginable.

The Sunny Side of Cape Town

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After 10 days in Cape Town, here are 10 ways Africa is the same – but oh so different...read more»

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Khayelitsha Township Singers

In Simon's town we stopped to listen to this acapella group - they were performing for tips and selling their CD.


See photos (first 10 days in Cape Town)»


The Dark Side of Cape Town


Cape Town is the 5th most dangerous city, due to its high level of robberies, rapes, kidnappings and murders.

I recently read a Time article about human trafficking in South Africa.

It was pretty bleak.

The gist was 2 girls who were best friends, one 15 years old and one 17 years old, were orphaned and both looking for work.

A neighbor told them she knew of a job across town. She gave them a ride to the Really Bad Sex Slave Nigerian Guy, was paid $120 and some crack, and they were enslaved in sex trafficking...read more»

So I have an idea about this»


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