San Francisco, Summer 2015

ABOVE LEFT: Arriving in San Francisco. ABOVE RIGHT: The view from Vallejo Steps. ABOVE LEFT: Chilling with the Painted Ladies. ABOVE RIGHT: The view from my hotel room, Hilton, Financial District. ABOVE: The magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. ABOVE: Renzo Piano’s California Academy of Sciences building. ABOVE: The Golden Gate Bridge from the Beach at Presidio. ABOVE: The notorious San Francisco fog. ABOVE LEFT: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; University of California, Berkeley. ABOVE RIGHT: International Leadership Initiative alumni!

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Zanzibar – exotic travel on a budget!

In January 2011, Simon and Jeanneke from the Design Mine team took up the challenge of travelling to an exotic location on a tight budget. Overall, the mission was very successful, and even the food poisoning and forty degree nights without air-conditioning were forgotten once we laid their eyes on the sight of these azure seas and palm fringed beaches. Makadi Beach, south of Dar es Slaam, Tanzania Thanks to Kulula’s affordable specials, we flew from OR Thambo (JHB) Airport to the capital city of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam. We planned to stay in Tanzania for a month, so we had plenty of time to explore. We landed late at night and caught a taxi to Mikadi Beach, on the coast just south of Dar es Salaam. Mikadi Beach is isolated and there’s not much to do around there, but if you have extra time in Dar es Salaam, it’s […]

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