Cape Town here we come
Trip Start Jun 22, 2010
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Anyway, left Changi yesterday night . The Emirates plane is quite nice and their inhouse flight entertainment is just fantastic . the only thing kept from going insane on this 22 hour flight. Stopped over in Dubai. Totally different from Abu Dhabi. its huge, crowded ( yeah) but spacious . as good as Changi. Prices for cosmetics are great . Bought my clinique moisturizer at RM50 cheaper than back home.
Finally arrived at Cape Town. It's surprisingly quiet - where's the festival??? We cleared immigration and customs ( again , I had problem looking for my keys. The custom officer made us swear that we didnt bring any food
We decide to take a cab instead of the hotel shuttle . Taxi signage is bad and we end up at the not so nice part of the airport ( more like the bus terminal) for the locals. A nice young man offers to look for a cab for us. Got a bad feeling. Looks more like our Malaysian taxi sapu ( illegal cab). There are two guys offering to bring us there. One of them asks us to walk to his car - no way ( did that when I was in Manila - thank God that nothing happened) . When finally the car comes - I decline - no way. It is a taxi sapu. I told Chung we should get back quick. I prefer the hotel shuttle.
We finally went back and found the taxi terminal . There is a taxi attendant and the stop is like almost 500 m away . What is this ? I have a feeling , they were not encouraging tourist to take the taxis - I can see why. The meter ran so fast . What would have cost 120 - 130 R cost us 250 rand. I should have just taken the shuttle.
We arrived at Holiday Inn Express and being a Platinum and diehard Holiday Inn member, it felt good checking in
Dinner is across the street , a fantastic oven baked pizza place. I get my first taste of SA wine. Its a nice, very easy to drink white and the pizza comes in its huge portion. We cannot finish dinner and we are stuffed. We decide to be a biut more adventurous since there is a policeman at every corner and decide to walk around. The weather is cold and the streets are quite empty. Where is the WC festivities?
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