Rain

Yes we had a little bit of rain. And the telecom tower at the horizon is nicely washed. Now they should keep politics away and use it to the full capacity to avoid all those internet problems… 😉

South Korea and Singapore have the fastest and most reliable internet connections in the world (average over 45 mbps in 96% of the time). South Africa is somewhere at the bottom of the list (average 13mbps in 27% of the time). A little bit of wind seems to have a negative effect on the internet speed. Most providers don’t have a back up system in place and if there is one it’s out of order like yesterday of all days when one has a deadline to fulfill in transmitting a few high resolution pictures to a printer.

The rain leaves its marks

The rain season is on its way in the Western Cape, South Africa. Usually most of the rain pours down to earth in July and August. Imagine living in the middle of this village … next to the river. The past 10 years the bridge (at the bottom) has been swept away twice. Will see what happens this year.

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