No matter how reliably The Weather Network steers me wrong, I continue to consult it. On falling asleep last night I planned to head to Boulders Beach today. When I woke up to the sound of rain and looked at the forecast, (rain then clouds till three), I adjusted to museums and maybe a bit … More Day Forty-Seven – El Tren y Los Pingüinos
I was supposed to strike out on my Boulder’s Beach adventure today, however clouds, a chance of rain and a need for sleep encouraged me to abandon that idea. Around eleven I finally rolled out of bed, feeling less well-rested than one might assume, and headed to the South African Museum and Planetarium. This SHOULD … More Day Forty-Six – Dipping a Toe in the Sea of Museums
This morning I went on a township tour with Imzu Tours. We toured Langa Township and Khayelitsha Township. Langa was created by the Apartheid government, while Khayelitsha was created by the post-Apartheid [modern] government; yet, they are of a kind. There are relatively nice concrete two and three storey apartments side by side with container … More Day Forty-Five – Township Tour
Getting to the top of Table Mountain was tricky, but it need not have been. Wait! First things first: Throwback breakfast: papaya, banana and cream, à la the folks at BOA in Mexico. Right, so the Molehill turned Mountain. Well, first there was a kerfluffle over whether I was to hike up the mountain alone. … More Day Forty-Four – To Table Mountain, and Beyond!
Today was spent mostly attending to necessities. I invested in groceries and cleaned my clothes. I managed to save two dollars on my laundry by walking all over hell’s half acre, twice. #notworthit Revisiting a delicacy introduced to me in Botswana by Nicole: eggsalad made with avocado instead of mayo! At the end of the … More Day Forty-Three – Laundry and Groceries
I spent today walking around: 17.5km in 25 012 steps. It doesn’t SOUND exciting, but it was lovely to stretch my legs after the epic bus ride here and I saw so many interesting things. .. and some.. vaguely nauseating shows of opulent wealth. Of course. I hadn’t INTENDED on doing something as un-exciting as … More Day Forty-Two – An Excellent Wander
The South African border was interesting. The Guards asked for help unloading the bags for inspection. I started to help and then was yelled at because he had (apparently) only asked the males to help. (Note we were doing this at 4AM and their accents were heavy. In standard Melissa fashion I simply ignored any … More Day Forty-One – Borders are Exciting