15.04.2007 - 26.04.2007 23 °C
we are headed to the airport in a few hours after we run some errands around town...and all the roadrunning will be over.
We had an amazing, extended 8 days in cape town, after strolling through the garden route for a few days. We stayed at a new trendy, nicely done hostel with a small group of people that we quickly became great friends with--americans, canadians, locals, british and some scottish. Kyle and i scored some beach time, repelled off table mountian, went to a women singer songwriter concert, shopped, hit robben island where Mandela was held as a political prisoner, did a day long wine tour, and then met up with our friend Mary Beth from new york for the last few days. We had two sunset bbq's with the owner of the hostel, roy, at his place on the beach, and we met up with a friend who taught us the rules of cricket at his place as SA smashed England in the world cup...only to lose yesterday in the semifinals to the Aussies.
It was amazing to be back in a developed country and to be back cloer to the lifestyle we are used to...and mostly it was incredible to be able to connect with people again. We both loved cape town and it is the most beautiful big city ive ever seen with mountains and beaches rolling all through it. Well both probably be rolling back through here at some point, and also feel like we extensively covered cape town, as a tourist, in case we never make it back.
We headed out of CT on monday morning to find somehow the radio in our car wasnt working...so we continued on our 7 hour ride back to a twn we had previously visited and loved to so much, Wilderness, and spent that night and the following day relaxing. The last night there, our friends from CT drove over to join us for one last night there, and yesterday we got on the road at 6am for our 13 hour drive up into joburg. We stayed again last night with our friends sybrand--from kili and zanzibar--and our other friend time came over and made the most amazing homemade burgers. We had the most perfect last night in Africa with a friend from home and some friends weve made here, eating some great grub and enjoying a couple of the 17 bottles of wine we bought on our wine tour(plus a 3L box wine) and mostly laughing and enjoying the company and the beauty of traveling.
Im ready to come home, i miss my friends terribly, although marybeth has been awesome to have join us and i miss new york...but i am sad to be leaving here and feel like the end came too quickly, as always.
im sure there will be more to come before we shut this down...traveling mercies to us and well see you all on the other side!!