Hold on - I just moved to Cape Town! Tsamina mina eh eh, waka waka eh eh!!

So I am here. In Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. I just arrived this afternoon, had a three hour sleep and walked outside. My heart stopped beating for a little second. On that other side was Table Mountain. And the city I will be living and studying in. I took this photo and stood there, just gazing at my new adventure.

I am going to study international relations at the University of Cape Town, said to be one of the two top universities in Africa.

I have no idea where I am going to live, how it will be to become a student again and what it is like to live in South Africa. And I love that feeling. The feeling of the unkown, the feeling of possibilities and new adventures.

I have always loved that feeling. Like when I left for a six month exchange program in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. I had never been to Asia before and ended up in a class with 6 tiny chinese boys. I felt huge! I made a documentary about transvestites, made friends from countries like Nepal, India and China. I sang a Norwegian troll song called "Når trollmor har lagt sine elleve små troll" at an audition for the next host of MTV Asia, walked on the catwalk and gave a present to the foreign minister of Malaysia and met the prime minister three times. All these experiences would never happen if I did not get out of my comfort zone. And I am so happy I experienced them.

These pictures are from a fashion show for the prime minister and the other ministers of Malaysia. I got the biggest and ugliest dress - because I was tall. It was filled with little balls from a bean bag. The tall viking did not fit into the same dresses as the gazelle-like girls from Kenya.

So now it is time for a new adventure in a new country. New friends to meet, new lessons to learn. I hope you want to come with me, here on my blog. And if you want, come visit me in South Africa! Waka waka eh eh!



Welcome to my blog!

Hi! My name is Ida and I am a journalist for Norwegian Broadcasting who is living in Cape Town, South Africa. I would love to share my experiences from my life in the rainbow nation with you. On this blog, you can also find posts from my travels around the world.

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