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... getting down the mountain, we drove down the west coast of the Cape, winding along roads between the mountains and beach front. We were starting to get hungry and came upon Camps Bay. We picked a trendy looking restaurant that overlooked the beach. The only reason I mention this is that it really reminded me of California.
As we sat down I noticed a large group on young indie kids drinking ...
... themselves as confident, heady people that take control of ...
... the man-made lake built in the 12th century. Here we had a lovely meal on the lawns, and realised that the local Indians only go out to eat after 9pm in the evening!
That was Jodhpur, and realistically, we could have spent at least another full day there, seeing more and visiting the old village more fully. We had a nice guide, Ardi, and he looked after us well. We ate lunch in the restaurant in the old fort, and nothing wrong with it either!
... appalling to see the still-barren area so close to the bustling city where only a few new apartment blocks are being raised, but it clearly holds great significance for the locals. As with so many other countries where labour is cheap, there are multitudes of people working with minimal efficiency and while Apartheid might well be over, the fact is, I am yet to see a white-skinned cleaner. There are not many beggars in Cape Town but those I have met ...
... the tour of the island. So we drove round, past the kramat which is like a place of prayer and a grave for someone I think.....the leper graveyard which is where all the lepers were buried, apparently all the lepers were sent to the island to keep them away until a cure was found and they went back to the main land. There were 43 children born from lepers even though they had been told they weren't allowed children and they were sent off the island to be adopted. The lime quarry was ...
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