k gave me an idea. or more like, i am copying her post!
10 things about cape town, after a week of visiting.
1 - it gets windy!
2 - the back of the main train station is a little grimy. the front? completely clean, shiny, and spruced up for the world cup.
3 - speaking of the world cup, there is a lot of contention about how much greenpoint stadium cost to refurbish and it hosted 8 games.
4 - apparently if something is hot, you say it is 'as hot as kenya' because there is some understanding that kenya is always hot! this makes me laugh when i think of sitting in my office with my blankets and scarves wrapped around me, leaning towards my computer because it gave off heat, and dreading the next time someone would open my office door and let cool air inside during july in nairobi.
5 - 'taxi' is a shared minibus. 'cab' is a north american style taxi. they both get you to where you are going, one just takes longer and the other is prohibitively expensive for most capetonians.
6 - going on township tours seems as weird as ever, especially after spending the day there to visit my friend and her family.
7 - melktert has been missing from my life since i arrived, but i WILL find it!
8 - the westin grand has a breakfast that compares to a mini banff springs brunch. the service is top notch and i have yet to explore the services available in the spa. people, save your aeroplan points and you too can live the life of luxury!
9 - i wasn't sure that it would be, but going up the cable car to the top of table mountain (or as my mom calls it, table top mountain) is worth it.
10 - there is a big crate man built at the waterfront out of old coca cola crates that i think is pretty awesome. his name is elliot.