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... me along a famous area near Paarl called the Spice Route. The Spice Route has wine, cheese, chocolate, beer and biltong (jerky but 10000x better) tasting. We were also going to stop by the local butcher and buy some meat for dinner, because they wanted to show me what a real South African braai (BBQ) was like. When we got to the butcher it really started to dawn on me how amazing the quality of food here, but also how similar the lifestyle here on the western cape is compared to back ...
We are in beautiful, bright, sunshine-filled Cape Town, staying very near the beach with gorgeous views to Table Mountain. This cultural hub of South Africa is a world away from Johannesburg, with clean, well-lit streets and seemingly very little of the same sense of fear in the city centre. People seem happier here - kids play on the beach, ladies go jogging with friends and iPods, and houses don't have huge security ...
... part of the museum had an exhibit on Oliver Tambo, a lawyer and activist who was the President of the ANC party. He managed the ANC party in exile and did not return to SA until 1990. Then we walked through the Greenmarket square, where we saw food vendors of all types and of course the craft vendors - sort of Granville Island market over several city blocks. We walked to the VA waterfront again, had a quick lunch and arrived at the Robben Island Ferry. ...
... a little while! It's only supposed to be like 68 but it'll be nice to just go and enjoy the sand and the view!
Until tomorrow --
"Daar is geen passie te vinde speel klein - in die vestiging van 'n lewe wat minder is as die een wat jy in staat is om van die lewe"
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela
... and veg and beer and Smirnoff, so pretty much your 5 a day!
Everyone was just having the most amazing time, drinking, eating, chatting, dancing; we watched the sun set behind the mountains and ate a ridiculous amount of Braai food. We seemed to be attracting people from around the place who wanted to see what was going on, there were people up against the fences looking in, so we just invited them in and they ...
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