I walked away from my recent trip to South Africa emotional, contemplative, quiet. While my first ever safari experience, in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, was one of the most adrenaline-filled fun jaunts of my worldwide travels, what really touched me – more than South Africa's pristine bush and its wild animals – were the people.

For years, ever since I became a socially conscious human being, I had been hearing and learning about the Apartheid. The books, the films, the stories were always stirring, with raw power to disturb. Yet to be in South Africa and meet the people who have lived through one of the most horrid regimes of our civilization, to hear their stories and get even just a faint glimpse of their pain and humiliation – that was an experience to contend with.

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