I will upload some pictures soon :) Internet is slow
wow it's cold here! I'm sitting on the balcony of the backpacker's here on Long Street and shivering..but that may also be because i'm tired. I can hear and see cars, all sorts of music buzzing from bars and clubs and restaurance, a mix of jazz, hip hop, drums and all! I have met some nice people here, good conversations have been had Yesterday and today were gloomy days, overcast and drizzling sometimes, so i stuck to the indoor sights, i saw the South Africa national gallery, the Planetarium, I wandered by the Castle, Slave Lodge, and through the Company's Gardens. Which gets its name from the Dutch trading companies that came through here before the Suez canal was opened.
The Gardens are nice, the squirrels (yes I was surprised too) climb palm trees here and are fat and definitely not shy, as everyone feeds them..
I had dinner with another couchsurfer, we went to a jamaican place which served great pizza! Pizza is everywhere here, along with indian food. There is so much outside influence in the city..very european, boutiques and cafes everywhere.. the people are quite fashionable as well.
So where was I at noon today? I was eating a delicious salami, brie, and avo sandwich on rye bread with some fresh natural mango juice at a place called 'yours truly'...i had walked by it previously, and the main guy Dan, basically took over the sidewalk with plants and some chair and tables..then off to walking around some more. I saw a show at the planetarium called "Do the stars influence your life" all about the stars and horoscopes. It was interesting!
Tomorrow I am off to hike Table mountain..apparently there are 3 reservoirs, and an abandoned train railway up on the mountain, because they built a trains system, to help build the dams that give water/power to Cape Town, but it has since been abandoned. It should take about 3 hours to hike all the way up from the backpackers, hopefully that's true!