The Beginning of the End

First of all, my apologies for being an absentee blogger the past 10 days. Between soccer, the museum, and research, I haven’t had much free time at night to go to an internet cafe and update the blog. So without further delay, here is a basic run down of what I’ve been up to.

My work at the museum has continued along similar lines since my last post. Since creating the publicity poster, I made a display in the museum’s coffee shop advertising the new exhibit and displaying entrance information in the hopes of increasing awareness among museum visitors. Since last week, I have only been stopping into the museum for a few hours each day to help out with small projects, so my time there is quite limited.

Research follow-up:
I have dove into follow up research from my senior thesis. In the past two weeks, I have been at the National Library of South Africa going through newspapers on microfilm, and I have had several meetings with professors at both the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape. Bouncing around from place to place has kept me extremely busy, but I have gotten a lot of useful advice and information out of it. I still don’t know what will be my next step going forward when I return home, but I will figure that out when the time comes.

World Cup:
In my last post, I raved about this pizza-esque dish called flammkuchen I enjoyed at the Biscuit Mill food market. Well, through some internet research, I discovered that the people who made it have a restaurant in downtown Cape Town, about a ten minute walk from the museum. Since it’s a German restaurant, I figured that it would be a perfect place to watch last Wednesday’s semifinal between Germany and Spain. And it was. I got to enjoy another flammkuchen, and although the results didn’t turn out favorably for the German fans in attendance, a good time was had by all.

It’s hard to believe that as I am writing this, I only have another week in Cape Town and that the World Cup final is just 2 days away. I’ll be sure to update on Monday about what is going to be an awesome finale to what has been an awesome tournament–and an awesome summer–so far.




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2 responses to “The Beginning of the End

  1. megna

    Michael Blake!! I had no idea you were in South Africa (but I’m not surprised). Hope the world cup vibe is amazing and that you’re eating at least 5 inexpensive/delicious meals a day!

  2. Cynthia

    Cape Town again this summer! You’re practically a native — I’m so jealous, wish I was back there too 🙂 Glad to see you had a good time!

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