Greetings from Cape Town!

Hello world! My name is Ashley and I am doing a semester abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. Since the seasons are opposite in the lower hemisphere, I started my semester in July. I’ve now been here for three months and although my summer was cut short back home this year, it is finally starting to get warmer and stay warmer in South Africa! As fall sets in at home, everything is alive with color and beginning to bloom here. The plants are beautiful and so different than the ones at home, see for yourself!








Cape Town, and South Africa in general, has a beautiful variety of landscapes from beaches, to mountains, to desert. Each of them are stunning are quite a sight to see. Here are some more photos of some of the places I’ve been and things I have done so far!



This is me jumping off of the world’s highest bungee jump from the Bloukran’s Bridge at 216 meters.



This is a group of some friends and I at a local wine festival in Franchhoek.



This photo was taken at the top of Lion’s Head during a full moon hike. From the top of this peak you can see a 360 degree view of the city; this is said to be the one of the best views of Cape Town.


This is some friends and I at the Cape of Good Hope, which is the most south western point on the continent of Africa.



This is a friend and I at a local music festival called Rocking the Daisies where we saw several international artists as well as some great local South African ones.20140903_145016

This photo was taken during a hike to a waterfall in the Tsitsikamma National Park.


I have had an amazing time exploring here so far and have met many great people to share my adventures with. I can only imagine what the upcoming spring and summer months have in store for me. I will keep you all updated!