Cape Town, South Africa, has to be one of the most beautiful places that we've gone as a track and we're taking advantage of that! Amidst our days that are full of public transport, interviews, videoing and assignments and team meetings we've been able to explore some of the iconic Cape Town attractions. So far we've hiked up Table Mountain (yes, you think it's a good idea until you're about ½ way up and realise just how much higher and harder it is than you originally thought!), been to see the penguins, spent an afternoon at Boulder Beach, walked the trails at Cape Point (the most South-Western point of the African continent maybe?) and just yesterday we took a ferry out to Robben Island and heard from a couple separate guides about the history of the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for so long.
We've also discovered some of the quaint little places around – a rustic food market, small towns and beaches. It's been quite a treat to be working in such a beautiful place!
One of the lessons that we learned on our last outreach and even just in team life in general is that we need to have fun together to keep our relationships from being solely business related. We easily get into a rut of concentrating too much on the work side of our track and let the friendship side of things drop. But this time I feel we've had a great balance partly because South Africa has so many opportunities for us to adventure together, but also because we now make an effort to have chill time together that doesn't revolve around assignments and working. It's rewarding to be able to look back at the small part of outreach that we've completed already and see that we're enjoying South Africa as well as each others company.