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... through what looks like a giant carwash. All of the fruit is drenched with chlorine and the pears and late harvest apples are also drenched with a fungicide to try to delay post harvest decay.
This weekend my neighbour/landlady Elana very kindly invited me over to her house to experience my very first braai. Braais are probably what most people think of when they they think of South African food so I was super excited for my first one. We had braaibroodjies ...
... was surprisingly hot compared to how the morning felt. We went searching for some shade (there were portable umbrellas everywhere) and after getting yelled at in Afrikaans by two old guys for trying to steal their umbrella, resigned to sitting in the sun for a while.
This is where the real drinking began. We we all pretty toasted by the time we sat down - taste testing half of South Africa will do that to you, but sitting in the heat and downing glass after glass of wine ...
... officers will attend unless they pay more, only Namibians are to pilot the tender boats, all sorts of stuff. If any are true I say stuff them, there doesn't seem to be much there anyway so let's leave 'em to it and go to St Helena instead, or Ascension! To the show in Curzon and a comedian called "Fogwall Flax" I don't suppose it's his real name ;-) quite good and from there to the Crows ...
... the morning in the botanical garden. It's a huge garden on the side of a mountain with a bunch of cool plants and flowers. After that, we went to lunch and a wine tasting at one if the most famous vineyards in South Africa (Groot Costantia). Then we spent some time walking around downtown Cape Town. We just got back from having fish and chips (a local favorite) and we're going to have an early night so we can get up early and take advantage of our last full day in Cape Town.
... are wonderful people, and meeting the patients is such a joy. Today we saw four patients. The first was a 73 year old woman named Emily ("The Golden Girl") who had very severe Arthritis, especially in her hands and feet. Her left leg had been amputated and when we asked why, she said she didn't know! But she did say that they had mentioned it might have been an unnecessary amputation... which is super sad. She was my favorite by far. She was so ...