Življenje v tujini – intervju z družino Logar, Južnoafriška republika

S Tino in Mihom smo se srečali pred leti, ko sem fotografiral njuno poroko v Ljubljani. Kasneje sta se pogumno podala na novo življenjsko pot na skrajnem jugu afriške celine. Odločitev vredna vsega spoštovanja. Intervju bi lahko še kako prav prišel komu, ki razmišlja o podobni zadevi – vsebuje pa tudi kar nekaj info, ki jih bomo izkoristili tudi mi ob obisku te zanimive dežele. Tina in Miha, še enkrat hvala. Prav občudujem vas. 🙂 Le tako naprej. 😉

1. You were born, raised, educated, got married and had a child in Slovenia. How hard was to move to the other part of the world and start a new life?

First year was really difficult. When we came to Cape Town, I was already 6 months pregnant and my older daughter was just 20 months old. Miha had to work till late and I was completely alone with my daughter. We don’t have as much parks, lawns or public places here where you can walk and play around as we have it in Ljubljana. In South Africa everywhere you need to go, you have to take a car (there is no public transport in the area that we are living and the stereotype is that white people don’t use it at all). As I never drove in Slovenia and due to the fact that they drive on the left, this was a new beginning for me. Now I drive the car on a daily basis without any difficulties. The other problem we had was the weather as we weren’t used to have such a windy weather conditions through all the year. Cape Town can be very cold in the winter time, which is from June to November and South African are not used to have any kind of heating in the houses. For Europeans this is quite difficult as we are used to have 22 degrees inside through all winter. They are also used to have shoes on all the time as there are tiles in vast part of the houses but for us this is something that we cannot live with.

Weather conditions, especially very wet environment is also the mayor cause for health problems related to asthma and tuberculosis in Cape Town. After a month, we all ended up being very sick. The physician at local pharmacy actually told us: “welcome to Cape Town”. After that, we got used to take allergies tablets every time we have problems with sinuses.

5. Tina, what are your top 5 experiences, sights, shopping places, activities that you would recommend to girls who travel to South Africa? And what are yours, Miha, top 5 adventures, activities for guys who travel to South Africa?

Tina’s top five activities:

  • Breakfast at Twelve Apostles Hotel is one of the most heavenly place to enjoy a luxurious breakfast with a local food on oceanfront terrace.
  • Swartkop Mountain above Simon’s Town where is a lesser-known hike in the fynbos above Simon’s Town with breath taking views of the peninsula.
  • Summer Concerts at Kirstenbosch to enjoy in the most spectacular outdoor arena space in the world- Kirstenbosch botanical gardens.
  • Wally’s Cave is one of the most famous of the caves and is relatively easily accessible from the Lion’s Head hiking path. It’s an awesome spot to enjoy a Cape Town sun downer with magnificent views of Table Mountain, Camp’s Bay and the Ocean.
  • TheDistrict Six museum recounts the history of the forced expulsion and relocation of black residents during apartheid, and the ultimate demise of this former, mulit-cultural district.

Miha’s top five activities:

  • Robben island is the unique symbol of “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice” with a rich 500-year-old multi-layered history, is visited every year by thousands of people eager to understand and honor the important aspects of South Africa’s history that the Island represents.
  • Gansbaai is the best shark cage diving experience. It is a small town known also as shark alley.
  • Stellenbosch & Franschhoek with famous Wine tours and Wine tasting with gastronomic restaurants.
  • Table Mountain where cableway can take you to the top of a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town. It is also very popular hiking destinations.
  • Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula. It is part of South African nature reserve and must see destination when visiting Cape Town.
  • Boulders Beach Penguin is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town towards Cape Point. Boulders Beach is famous for its colony of urban African penguins.

Preostanek intervjuja pa lahko najdete na http://www.familycoreladventures.com/adventurous-families-meet-logar-family-south-africa/.