Four weeks in to the trip and I am starting to feel settled in Cape Town. The local minibus system has just about been mastered, I am making pap like a pro and the sun is starting to work its magic on my pale skin!
Last week was fairly relaxed as I don’t start work until the 6th May. A hostel previously mentioned (Cape Town Deco Lodge, Woodstock) has become my base and I’ve been spending a fair amount of time getting to know the people there.
Alongside this I have also tried a few new things:
1. Yoga – interesting and intense. Run by a charity called Greenpop which plants trees and promotes greener and more sustainable living (http://tinyurl.com/3vkuwq4), wahoo, I went to this event:
A fun experience but conclusive that I am not flexible or strong.
2. Hiking a mountain – Table Mountain to be precise. Fun but conclusive I am NOT fit either. Fortunately my mountaineering partner Charlie was of a similar disposition so we took it easy and had a fair few pit stops along the way.
3. Surfing – at a place called Muizenberg (http://tinyurl.com/bs2w32h). This was just plain fun so it looks like surfing might be the sport for me! Unfortunately I don’t actually have a picture of me on the board but I do have a funky picture of the beach we went to.
Overall I am really enjoying living in Cape Town. The good weather is still holding out and next Monday I’ll be starting reception work at a hostel called Afrique du Sud, in exchange for bed and board.