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Travel Blogs from Hout Bay
... were expected to hold between 12-15 people. One of the saddest parts of the day was seeing a small child holding a two-liter pop can swaddled in a blanket. It's incredible how little these people have, yet we are the ungrateful ones.
We went through the streets and saw people celebrating Workers Day, a national holiday in South Africa.They were cooking sheep head along the side of the road, so some of us decided to try it. Normally trying a different meat wouldn't ...
... Cape Town was no-less spectacular. Our route took us through a winding, mountainous but incredibly scenic section of highway called Chapman’s Peak. This section of road is as beautiful as any I have ever driven, including the Amalfi Coast in Italy. We traveled along miles of gorgeous shoreline, passed a quaint lighthouse bathed in a glorius setting sun and drove through the picturesque fishing town of Hout ...
... blue, you could see whales, we even saw dolphins. It seemed every five minutes someone in my house would turn and say something along the lines of, "this is the most beautiful place ever!" It really was, I think it is one of my new favorite places ever. Once we made it to hole in the wall, we had toasties (grilled cheeses), but authentic ones. They were toasted over an open fire that was made there. It was too cold to swim and the waves ...
... gave her a hair
clip which she ran back to mum immediately.
After an hour of waiting the bus finally arrived (and we thought
African time was lax). We were both pretty nervous about the next 12 hours
but we had booked a sleeper bus and 2 'beds' next to each other...when
travelling long distances the only thing you ever really want is to be able to
lie down properly and sleep so how bad could it be?! Turns out it was
AMAZING! We got on the bus and ...
... getting into the lift from the other hostel are, erm, interesting….. One conversation overheard this morning included the words “sugar daddy” and “pay the rent”…. We’ll leave the rest to your imagination!
Away from the hostel we’ve done the usual tourist things, taken the local train to Simon’s Town to watch the comical penguins, long beach walks, drifted ...