Cape Town: Getting Home
The next day I had to start my journey back home. For most of my vacation I thought I was leaving Cape Town around 1:30pm however the day I was to depart I looked at my ticket and saw that I was not to leave until half 5. I had a day to kill! Unfortunately that meant that I had to drag all my belongings with me until then as check out was 10am. At least it was a great day. It was cool but the sky was blue and the sun was shining. I was even able to snap a picture of Table Mountain from the backpackers’ parking lot.
I wandered around for most of the day. I spent most of my time in the Company Gardens which was quite pretty and then decided to try the South African National Gallery. I particularly enjoyed a collection of sketches depicting a handful of southern African peoples in traditional attire. I especially liked seeing things that I see fairly regularly in rural Swaziland.
On the way out of town I met another PC Swazi volunteer, Sophia, who was beginning her vacation. We had a rushed dinner as I had to get to the bus terminal and leave town. It was nice to see a friendly face and have good conversation before I got on a bus for hours.
The bus ride back went quickly. I was given seat 1 which was on the top deck in the very front. It had an excellent view but there were leaks around the windows and windshield and no heat which made for a frigid night. Seriously, the guy two seats over was shaking. I wish I had worn shoes. That would have shown adequate foresight.
The ride from Jo’burg to Mbabane was uneventful except for an extremely long delay at the Oshek border post.
So there is an abbreviated version of what seemed like a very abbreviated vacation. I have decided that Cape Town is definitely a place I will have revisit.
I will upload a few photos of the vacation to go along with this post.