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A bit expensive but very good service
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35 hours and 4 flights after leaving Wellington 9 arrive in Cape Town - weary but excited to be here!
Flight from Perth to J'berg was much like any long haul flight - long and boring - with only a few hours sleep each - but we survived and were very pleased to get off in J'berg and head through for the final leg of our journey to Cape Town …
... in the week to see the landmark and views we had heard so much about. Not a group to be easily deterred, we quickly determined that the sunset from nearby Signal Hill would be the next best option and hopped back in the cars to head there (but not before taking a silly pic in an old cable car).
The Signal Hill parking situation was.....hmmm....how do I say say this to adequately convey it......well, a bit of a sh*t show, quite frankly, and it was ...
... we were able to get to the top. It was a bit cold - the thermometer at the top was showing 40 degrees.
We then proceeded on a city tour that included a noon stop on Signal Hill and a walk through Bo-Kaap, an area known for its brightly painted homes and cobble-stoned streets. It was formerly the Malay Quarter, made up of Muslims from Malaysia.
We signed up for an optional afternoon tour ...
... not there this morning), when a lady asked me how the tumble drier worked. In a language she could understand I pointed out the correct button to press and she was very grateful. A short while later (I had a number of shirts to iron) another lady came in and asked how long the wash cycle was in the washing machines and I helpfully informed her that it was about forty minutes and she was very grateful. Having fulfilled my objectives for the day early in the morning I felt that ...
... the news, and also waiting for 2 hours in the local private hospital for Charlie to get stitches in his knee, which he had cut open very deeply climbing down the mountain after our hike in the Orange River 2 days ago. It turned out it was too late for stitches. This was the 2nd time I have had to take him to hospital, we also got his arm X-rayed in Namibia as it was still very painful after his ...