Hippo Boutique Hotel
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It was another great day in The Mother City.
The weather is only similar to home in that it changes quickly. We have yet to be rained on but it goes from a beautiful 28* to chilly and windy quickly! There is a strange phenomenon where the entire sky will be bright and blue but the mountain has clouds all around it. It is called the tablecloth, and the clouds actually seem to creep down the mountain face. amazing but erie at the same time.
We started our day as ...
... 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, ...
Off to see the penguins today.
There is a permanent colony of African penguins along the coastline near Boulders Beach, south of Simonstown. This species of penguin used to be called jackass penguins because of the sound they make when calling to each other.
We went to the colony via the scenic seaside villages of Muizenburg and Fish Hoek. Simonstown was originally founded as a British naval ...
... ma'am." "I don't think that is a good idea sir. You see, it is packed very very tight and will be impossible to close." "I do not care. Please open the bag." "I think you will regret this. Trust me. The zipper is ready to break. You will be sorry." "For the last time, open the bag." Well, here goes nothing! As he quickly pulls back the zipper, the entire bag literally explodes. Clothes, underwear, socks, souvenirs suddenly catapulted into the air and landing all over the table and ...
... 10 garbage bags FULL of trash in 30 minutes time with the help of the kids. What a DIFFERENCE!!
The take away for these students today is that littering is NOT COOL and that teaching your friends and family to be smart and put trash where it belongs. I sure hope they each can help to make this change after our lesson today.
"ONE person can make a difference, and everyone should try" - John Fitzgerald Kennedy