I arrived at AIMS (the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences) yesterday. Its a great place, right on the Muizenberg beach near Cape Town - quite a thrill after being in Duluth this time of year.
I have volunteered to teach a short course on bioinformatics algorithms here, using biopython and Sage as the computational platform. It will be very interesting to see how it goes over. I am using the Plasmodium species which cause malaria as a source of examples and projects.
Below is a satellite picture of the cape peninsula and a view of Muizenberg that includes the main AIMS building.