our first few days on the other side of the world

by | Dec 15, 2006 | South Africa, Travel

We arrived in Cape Town after an eleven hour flight, which was preceeded by an eight hour (waaay too long) layover in London. My aunt and two cousins met us at the airport and we took the long scenic way home to drop off our luggage.

We revisted Simon’s Town for lunch with the penguins (okay, not quite) but many tourists pay to walk on the same beach the penguins frequent, and just a few yards down the birds are chilling out near a free parking lot. Sweet.

That evening we walked down to the beach with my uncle Doug. Not fifteen minutes before this he was telling us about a sea otter he’s seen only twice the entire time he’s lived here. Now, guess who appeared on the beach for us?

The sunset was also beautiful, of course.

Today we took it easy… breakfast at the mall (Eric had the most gigantic panini sandwich ever), shopping for some foodstuffs (photos below of the particularly different options), and then a drink at the pub down the street. Cody’s band even played for us this evening—a full live band in my aunt’s living room!

We have a busy couple of days coming up, but we’ll try and post again soon.

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