That is this weeks ‘list of things to do’ Capetown edition.

Of course, that all can start happening when I am done being held as collateral at the Campervan rental office, since our cards werent working and Brad has had to take the van back to the hostel to get more cards, cash, and passports. My new officemates are nice though, I have a freshly brewed coffee and my own desk for this afternoons internship. I secretly think I got the better end of the deal…

Weve been in Capetown a week, what a delight!! The weather is quite mild… 20 to 25 degrees, and Capetown is beautiful. Three mountains overlooking the city, two of which we got to the top of, a harbour that beats San Fran, and we’re staying at a very bizarre eco village with a mix of tourists, Congolese, and South Africans. Went to Robben Island yesterday for a prison tour (yes, Jen Wilson… another bloody prison tour!), went out to the bars on the weekend, and today we’re hoping to take off for ten days driving around the ‘Garden Route’ in the countryside.

Tourism is a major industry here, I think the stat was that it composes 13 percent of the countrys GDP and exceeds the fishing industry. I am amazed at how developed it is. The three main languages spoken here are English, Afrikaans (dutch Afrikaans… colonized for 150 years) and Xhosa. Xhosa is the first language Ive heard with clicks in it… there are three different clicking sounds people make… its really cool!

This whole idea of me staying here so that brad doesnt run off with the van is proving to be an assumption based on the theory that he LIKES me, and wants to come back and get me. It has been an hour and a half… we have spent every minute together this past week… my new ‘coworkers’ are discussing what to do with me if he never comes back…

Menu