I have been in Cape Town for a whole 24 hours now (my flight was an hour early! Isn’t that almost unheard of?) and I can’t blame jet lag for feeling spaced (oh and by the way, it’s only a one hour time difference from Dublin/London at the moment, not two as I was blithely telling everyone) but at the same time it does feel quite surreal to be here. I will resume posting of my usual ramblings about things I see and do soon, but in the meantime, and in no particular order, here are some things that have been running through my head since I arrived.
- Best Hint Ever: plant friends in all the places round the world that you might want to go to so they can come and meet you at the airport. I’m not saying that I wouldn’t have managed on my own … but I can’t tell you how nice it was to be met.
- Table Mountain really is a very cool mountain to have in your back yard.
- It’s Spring here. For some reason this is more confusing to me than if I had arrived in a full-on heatwave.
- As before, I don’t have enough socks. You can never pack enough socks.
- Universal adaptors don’t work in South Africa. Does this mean that South Africa isn’t in the universe?
- Small boys with blond curls make me smile. Luckily, where I’m staying happens to have a very nice one in stock.
- It turns out I actually had a 30kg baggage allowance. Will the thought of the extra shoes and books I could have packed torment me for the next three months?
- This is a proper adventure now, make no mistake.