The Cape, Finally
After four months on the road, I finally arrived in Cape Town last week.
What was it like to cross Africa? It’s hard to give a short answer to that. My colleague Asumpta Lattus from DW’s AfricaLink asked me to do just that. Listen to the interview!
What will I remember? Certainly meeting many great people along the way. Such as Marc Anthony whom I met just out of Bethanie in Namibia. He claimed to be a better salsa singer than the US-American Grammy winner who goes by the same name. Which wasn’t true. And he was carrying a floor pump on his bike, freely sharing it with other cyclists. Which was very nice. And he also didn’t mind me forcing a sticker upon him advertising DW’s show that brings you news and background reports on Africa in English. Which I did to many people along the way.
What stunned me the most? The beautiful landscapes I saw, for sure. But also the wide mobile network coverage that I hadn’t expected. I must’ve passed hundreds of phone masts along the way. This enabled me to stay connected to my colleagues at DW and to family and friends.
I’ve now put my German SIM card back into the phone, being back home in Bonn. But I am currently editing a little video about the trip – so please come back for more!