- 2:39 pm - Sun, Oct 7, 2012
21 Taking on 30 Days of South Africa
Day 32 (we haven’t left yet!)
The Backpack October 6th, 2012
First of the trip: We actually decided to sleep in until 10:30am! No, we didn’t go out last night we’re just old ladies (We’ve heard it enough - haha). Give us some credit we got killed in Coffee Bay and Jeffrey’s Bay … BIG TIME :D We didn’t plan anything today, decided to go with the flow.
To our excitement they have a food and craft market open every Saturday morning at The Old Biscuit Mill. So much delicious food, South African crafts and too many amazing clothing shops! I ate the biggest gourmet sandwich I possibly could and embraced the fact that they actually use Grenadilla in lots of fruit smoothies here!
Thank you Cape Town! After we ate our lives away for the day, we decided to head back to the V&A Waterfront (where we went last night) and cruise along the shore. Seems we’re pretty good at creating our own Cape Town tour, some how we managed to stumble upon the best of Cape Town on our own.
What I expected to be a quiet waterfront and just as boring as our hometown, turned out to be this amazing shop central with restaurants, Victoria Wharf mall, markets, live music and talent EVERYWHERE! We kind of just stood there, looked up and and said “Shit! This is awesome!” A massive mall, too many food stores (I had to buy a chocolate mint sundae) and the best South African music we have ever heard - Live! This group of men were outside of the Victoria Wharf Mall singing in an xylophone band and oh my goodness… This music just made you dance! I purchased one of their cd’s to bring home with me. These gentlemen can just brighten your day in a split second and have you dancing to the rhythm all day long. I think I am in love.
Check out our photos on Facebook, it was a jammed packed day for creating it all on our own! We shopped around at the Cape Town Craft Market & Wellness Centre … Well more like ‘played’ around. Yoni and Sapir (our Israel friends) haven’t past the age of 10 when it comes to mindless children’s toys. For example, those booths with the silly little wooden sticks that you spin in the air and devil sticks took us about 1 hour to pass by with Sap and Yoni haha.
We also saw this amazing gigantic Coca-Cola man, took photo after photo, hit up Checkers to make a nice fam jam dinner and relaxed at The Backpack all night. Which included food, shots, drinks, Shisha and playing our new CD on the bar stereo system - AMAZING!
The Official List of Cape Town Excursions:
> Table Mountain = complete!
> Lion’s Head > Cape Peninsula Tour to Cape Point = complete!
> Robben Island > Wine Flies Wine Tours = complete!
> Township Tour = complete!
> Visiting the GCU Academy = complete!
> Cape Town Bike Tour