January 31, 2012
This month has been very hot, but I’m not complaining :) In January I saw one roommate leave and a new one arrive, a few birthdays (including my own today - yay!), some nice meals out at Thai World and Salushi, and a trip out to Blaauwberg to check out the beach this past weekend.
January 30, 2012
The day of, we could see a blanket of clouds covering the mountain from the Southern Suburbs as we optimistically packed our hoodies and fleece blankets. We stopped at our local Woolies for some snacks, took a taxi into town, and stopped for a pre-event drink at Long Street Cafe. The cable car fare after 6pm is half-price, so when the girls arrived just before 6pm, they told us to hustle up to the station to avoid the long queue. After a short wait for the cable car ride, we went up and checked out the Table Mountain Cafe, then claimed our space at a picnic table to enjoy the last sunset of 2011 over Camps Bay.
Weather can change at any moment on the mountain, so as we made our way across towards the city bowl side, the layers went on. A fast moving cloud passed over us, sending chills as we set up camp. The realization that we still had a few hours until midnight set in and we made our way into another bottle of wine. Though the lights of Cape Town twinkled and glittered, nothing beats the stars of the Southern hemisphere.
We took turns visiting the Cafe for warmth, and midnight came quicker than anticipated. The countdown began, and cheers, whistles, and popping corks ushered in 2012. Fireworks were visible at the V&A waterfront and over the suburbs and towns across Cape Town.
Taxi into town = R7
Drinks for two on Long Street = R50
Cab from Long Street to the cable station = R50
Bottle of bubbly and snacks for dinner = R85
The only cab in Cape Town available at 2:30am, with a meter that ran faster than time = priceless
January 24, 2012
January 3, 2012
Wow, I am so behind and have so much to post about! Luckily, the past few days have allowed me to actually have time to catch up, so I’m looking forward to sharing details from Kenya and my trip out to the Elephant Coast of South Africa soon soon soon!
But first, I hope everyone had a nice holiday and is feeling renewed and refreshed for the start of 2012. 2011 was an amazing year filled with so many highlights in and around Cape Town – waterskiing the week I arrived, two trips out to the winelands, two sunset trips up Table Mountain, two Kirstenbosch concerts, two great South African road trips up to the West Coast and later, the Elephant Coast, one grand jol through six different countries on the Put Foot Rally, visiting three GVI project sites in South Africa and Kenya, one new apartment, and many, many new friends!! Thank you and cheers to making 2012 even bigger and better!