Tuesday/ a little Christmas shopping

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‘Have a wild Christmas’ and ‘Come in and get jolly’ says the rhinoceros at this store. On a serious note : it has been a BAD year for rhinoceros in southern Africa’s game reserves. The number killed in 2013 by well-organized and well-funded crime syndicates now approaches 1,000.  This number is far, far more than in previous years.

I did a little Christmas shopping on Tuesday here in the town of Stellenbosch where I stay with my family.  I am still adjusting to the new time zone and the summer temperatures!

With the students from the University of Stellenbosch gone for the summer break, there is less traffic and a lot more parking available.  (The academic year in South Africa runs from February through November).

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I had posted a picture of the Van Der Stel liquor store building before (June 22, 2012).   This picture shows the entire building its facade outlined against the blue sky.

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