There are tons of Americans at UCT. Especially this year for some reason! The semester abroad students are pretty cool, hanging out in Coco Wawa, skyping in their little gym-shorts and slops, but sometimes they know how to crack me up!

You can tell they are American from a mile away. I dunno exactly how. But you just know they’re not from around here. Now, don’t get me wrong, they are great people, especially the ones on my project team, but today I saw something that I thought was a laugh and wanted to share.
So I’m walking along Jammie Plaza and am passing the Arts Block when I see two tall, blonde guys squatting, professional camera in hand, taking pictures of something small on the ground. It turned out to be a locust! I must say, I have seen some beautiful locusts in this country, brilliantly streaked with orange or blue, but this little guy was a mucky dried grass colour. These guys were obviously fascinated, and I just had to stop and ogle them for a while.
It turns out they’re from California. I guess you don’t get many giant insects in California…Was funny though…