I am Carima. My husband, Thurlo and I are very excited to meet all the awesome students, teachers and parents at Princeton.
I am sure that you have many questions about us and we are happy to share our adventurous stories.
But first, we really want to tell you more about the beautiful country that we come from called South Africa.
South Africa is a very beautiful place.
When I was a little girl, I used to walk to school on the beach and hike up the big mountains.
Sometimes I would see baboons in the streets. Baboons are big apes.
I also used to see seals and penguins on the beach too.
The beach is my favorite place but we also have the mountains, wine lands and forests.
There are so many relaxing and special places in South Africa.
If you don’t like nature, we have many awesome malls and lots of cool places to shop at.
It is impossible to be bored!
There are 52 million people in South Africa.
Many people think that South Africans are black but actually we have many
We have white, Indian, mixed race and Asian people too!
We are a very diverse country where everyone is welcome!
South Africa is known as a “Rainbow Nation” for this very reason.
Most of us grow up communicating with different people and often speak many languages.
We have 11 official languages.
Can you imagine speaking 11 languages?!
South Africans love food!
Many of our traditional foods contain meat. One special dish is called “bobotie”. It has lamb meat, spices and rice. It is very yummy!
We love to sing and dance.
There are many bands in South Africa.
One of my favorites is “Goldfish”. My previous Korean students really loved this band!
South Africa is a place of many colors, delicious smelling food, people singing and dancing in the streets, beautiful beaches and great places to shop.
It is a peaceful and tranquil place and Thurlo and I look forward to sharing more stories about our hometown with you!