#CapeTown as an African City, according to Dawn Jorgensen. @futurecapetown

#CapeTown as an African City, according to Dawn Jorgensen. @futurecapetown

I know I am only meant to have one favorite, but I love so many cities, especially African cities. If I can go anywhere in the world, I would choose an African destination. Last February, I was in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and we hired a guide on a motorbike. We toured the city from 9 am to 6 pm, all on a bike, going to ten different places throughout the city. We rode through the streets and the markets. I get this sense that in African cities, you are not shielded from anything, you just get the best and the worst sounds and smells and experiences, and its all just out there. There is also this kind of organized chaos, where everything works and it works so well, and the taxi rank has got hundreds of taxis and they all have purpose and structure, and even though I don’t understand it, somehow it all works.

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/futurecapetown/256...

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  1. 20 Jun '14, 10am

    Thank you for sharing my thoughts on this wonderful city I call home! Dawn

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