Hippo Boutique Hotel
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Today we are taking a ferry to Robben Island. The Dutch named it Robben, which means seals. This island at one time had an abundance of seals, thus Robben Island. This island had been a prison for 450 years.
This is where Nelson Mandela was in incarcerated for his political beliefs. He spent 18 years here working in the lime quarry every day along with other inmates. We were shone his cell and what was given to him, a red ...
... a walk that saw us under waterfalls,
drenched shoes and going for four hours … we got lost. To go back where we
should’ve gone would’ve put us at risk of sunset and dark so we opted to
return, not without still getting to witness some amazing views of the sea and
lions head from the side of the Mountain. So the great natural table top still
remained on my to do list.
... will take your garbage for a few Rand.
After a long day behind the wheel we arrive at our apartment block in the V&A. Three levels of security and we are safely parked. Two more and we are in our apartment. Airy spacious and luxurious. A long bath soothes the heat of the day and cool wine quenches parched throats.
We retire early with eager anticipation of our stay in the city.
... Red Bus Tour again, the hop on hop off experience to remind ourselves of the rest of the city. A new stop this time was the District 6 Museum which tells of how some 60,000 people were forced to leave their homes and move out of the city during the time of apartheid in the seventies. Although only a small museum the stories, quotes and photos give it such personal meaning, such realism. It's illuminating and as we felt in Cambodia and Vietnam, astonishing that such behaviour ...
... to buy some drinks (vodka, Redbull, ginger ale and tonic water). On the way back we bought a few slices of pizza. After we showered and dressed up there was still one thing we had to figure out: “What are we going to do for New Year´s Eve 2013?” There were so many options…
At 21.00 we were hanging out in our hostel and suddenly we met two guys, Mat from Poland and Jan from Austria, who mentioned that they were going to climb the Signal Hill (350 ...