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Cape Town Part 1

on why Abantu rocks

sunny 22 °C

Last night we pulled into cape town. The city is not as big as I thougth it's be, but it is gorgeous! Table mountain and the Lions head are mountains, literally in the middle of the city... it overlooks the Indian and Atlantic Ocean.

We happened to walk by a hostel after we had already booked in to another hostel and find this really chill and hip bar filled with equally chill and hip people at Abantu Backpacker's Hostel. The point of staying at backpackers' hostels (backpackers as they call it in SA) is not only that it's cheap, but that you meet a bunch of cool people that are also travelling. The only problem is that usually the people that are travelling a younger than us by about 5-7 years, in the prime of thier college days and in the prime of thier college ways.... so usually we don't meet people we click with. BUT that's not the case at Abantu. Most the people are our age. The owner Roy is incredible... he took us on a tour today out of the city long the coast, we are back for a bbq at the backpackers (where they have free internet!) and we are heading over to his house then up to signal mountain to have a sundowner.

The place is small so all the people are on the tour today... maybe 15 people... and they are all cool. We also met some locals that are friends of Roy that we went out with last night (until 5 AM... of course Karoline lived up to her title as the 'Bailing Queen' and went home at about 11.... this caused a bit of a problem since she had the key... so I had to knock on our dorm bedroom door to get in when I got back at 5 AM.)

we're having a blast already!

Posted by LargeTuna 06:38 Archived in South Africa Tagged backpacking

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Since you guys have free internet how about some pics!

by Karrie4

So I finally figured out how to leave you a message. I always look at these entries on my blackberry so its hard to navigate on that thing. Sounds like your having a blast - again!!! Karoline - are you starting back to work right away?

by KrisKross

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