After 4,5 month on the road we finally got to unpack our backpacks when we arrived in Cape Town. It was so nice put that disgusting backpack in the closet and never see it again. And by never I mean the nearest future. That backpack has suffered through rain, dirty bus trunks, on top of bus roofs, airports, mud, heat and a sweaty back (that belonged to myself) for long time and I hope it never has to experience that again.
Now we are staying here until we return to Sweden. And believe me when I say that I am incredibly happy that we are staying here. Cape Town is beautiful! The coastline, harbor, palm trees, avenues, clean streets, Table Mountain, the houses… I could go on for ages. I'm glad we're not in a Namibian prison.
We stay with Casper; a friend of ours we met in Livingstone, and he has an apartment 15 min from the center. We stay on the 6th floor with a balcony facing the whole coast as well as the Table Mountain. It's a post card view! The apartment is modern with a big kitchen so we're making our own food now. Been kind of spoiled with 2 restaurant visits per day the last 4,5 month…
Since we arrived in Cape Town we have been checking out the area and the surroundings. We've walked around in the center, in Waterfront, saw Breaking dawn part 2 at the cinema (it was great) and went to the beach. It is way too cold in the water to swim, but we have 30 degrees in the air. It is not too hot here as it's very windy. It's perfect!
We went on a volunteer meeting for taking care of dogs and cats. Maybe we should have looked into it a bit more before we went there, as I found out that it was an organization for animals and not children 5 min before we got there. Well done me. Since I hate all animals that are not cool species, volunteering for an organization called "we Speak and Protect and Care for Animals" (SPCA) might not be a good idea. By cool species I mean dolphins, whales, sharks and safari game. My first thought when I got there was "Ugh, it stinks wet dog here"; the second was "God, these people are obsessed with their dogs. Get a life!" It turned out to be a rather fun meeting though. The man who held the meeting made jokes about different dog breeds and I laughed at people for knowing that Jack Russell was a dog and not a drink. "A Jack Russell on the rocks, please" just sounds better if you ask me. Oh well, we'll look around for another organization; like an orphanage or HIV center. We have been in contact with a kindergarten nearby where we live. They have volunteer projects and said that it would be great if we wanted to work for them. But that's on the 10th of January so we'll have to wait a couple of weeks.
On the bus to Cape Town we met Cajsa; a Swedish girl who was really sweet. We went out for lunch a couple of times; but unfortunately she had to go back to Sweden last week. The day before she left we went to The Red Bull flugtag event at the Waterfront. Some of you might have heard of it; it's like an airplane competition that Red Bull arranges where people create their own planes that they fly on a ramp and down in the water; trying to fly as far as possible to win. It's more for the entertainment than the actual competition. It's really fun! We went with Cajsa, a friend of hers, Casper and his friends. We got a table at a bar right in front of the ramp so everything was perfect. This was a Sunday; but still we all started drinking at 10am and were already quite "happy" in the afternoon when we went to see the derby Manchester City vs. Manchester United. We went to a sports bar filled with red jerseys. I felt like I was a red devil in heaven. It was an amazing game. We won with 2-3 after Van Persie scored on a free kick in the 93rd min. Sanna and I jumped in the couch, huged eachother and screamed. It was like everything happened in slow-motion and was blurry. I just looked around me at all the supporters; at the players; at Alex Ferguson jumping in the air and started crying with joy. I have never experienced a greater happiness when it comes to football before. A great event, a great game and a perfect Sunday!