Port View House
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It appears to me that banks and other financial institutions swing you round by the short and curlies when it comes to travel cards and using your credit cards overseas.
Maybe I am just sensitive to the matter of the rand being so pathetically weak, but they do seem to add quite a bit of small change onto the exchange rate when they offer it to you.
So, what is ...
... the wives. It was a very gut wrenching and moving performance though there were no words and the few songs were in one of the local languages (maybe zulu?) . There was a chilling moment towards the end where a widow broke into a mourning song and suddenly women in the audience around me began to join in, recognizing what she was singing. Just beautiful.
Our last full day in Cape Town :( We wanted to do Table Mountain, but 20 mph winds and ...
... they are so aggressive drivers. I got my international drivers licence but I'm not too sure I'll use it!
Once we got onto the highway we saw the real Cape Town. Beautiful landscape mixed with modern civilization, mixed with old world British architecture, mixed with poverty; real poverty. Shanty towns and garbage behind fences, children on spring break playing in the empty lots. Our kids saw it too, ...
... think it seemed rather high up and maybe there's no eason to actually go as far as launching ourselves off....! Wayne's daughter was more than encouraging and so enthusiatic though so we were soon up for it again and we got kitted up and ready to go with Denise, Brennan, Pam, and Malcolm ready and waiting at where we were landing.
The advice we were given was commit to the run off the edge and run as hard as you can to be able to pull the parachute ...
... took lovely showers and ate dinner while watching Aladdin on TV. It was a nice relaxing evening.
So, first impressions. I'm in the southern hemisphere! AHHH! I just can't quite get over the fact that I'm in SOUTH AFRICA. It's so cool! It's an interesting place. It's still pretty segregated, despite apartheid ending. And it's kind of dangerous. Probably one of the more dangerous places I've visited. You do not go out at night. Or if you do, ...