Less than two weeks after the World Cup came to a close in South Africa, I was headed for Cape Town. I had heard from many a traveler along the way how much I would love Cape Town. But it’s difficult for me to imagine the places they described as still being part of the African continent. I had no idea what I was in for.
I arrived in Cape Town at 2am after a 14-1/2 hour drive from Namibia. I caught a ride with two Americans who were living short-term in Cape Town. Since it was so late, I crashed at one of the girl’s apartments. When we got up the next morning, she took me into the city centre and down to the waterfront to show me around. I was shell-shocked to say the least. The last two countries I had traveled in had a population of 2 million (yes, for the entire country). I had spent the past 3 months in Sub-Saharan Africa, and all I could say was, “Wow, this is so modern.” I had to apologize to my new friend, because I sounded like a broken record, repeating that same phrase, but changing it up every now and then with “Wow, this is so nice.”
I went from seeing places like this in Africa over the past 3 months…
To seeing places like these in Cape Town, South Africa:
I had two weeks until my flight to Southeast Asia, so I assumed I would spend a few days in Cape Town and then explore some other parts of South Africa. As you will soon find out over the next few posts, I never left Cape Town and the surrounding areas. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world!