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Hey everyone! Thank you so much to everyone who has messaged us and text us - it's so nice to get a message from home every so often lol
So Sophie filled you in on what we did for our first two days, so I'll take over from her.
Yesterday (Saturday 17th February) was a MINT day, really really amazing! We started by getting up fairly late and making some toast and scrambled egg and peanut butter for brekkie, then we decided to have a trek down to the waterfront. We got about 3/4 the way there and realised we were absolutely lost, but then we started talking to this random uni student called Christian who came with us the rest of the way as he was in search of a bookshop. When we got to the actual Waterfront we parted ways and Soph and I went to the Robben Island Centre to book some tickets to go see Nelson Mandela's cell and the museum over there, which we got at the earliest available date of next Thursday. Should be amazing!
Then after that we looked round the shops for a while. Cheap as the food is over here, the clothes are clearly not, as I found a pair of Miss Sixty pants (i.e. KNICKERS) for 14 pounds and was like woaaaah. After some serious window shopping we went to this cafe for lunch and had some seriously cheap and yummy toasties. Mmmmm.
There was also this really random signpost for the Aquarium (which we plan to go to tomorrow) and it was made of glass and had fish in it so you could crawl under and stand in what was essentially a large fish bowl. I hit my head on the top and got a headache, it was awesome!
We then headed round the docks for a bit, crossing this funky bridge that then moved around to let boats through, and saw some seals which were really cute. Apparently if you get too close they really smell though (fact of the day from roomate Joe who is an Australian Barman). Later on when we were both very much more sunburnt and had walked for quite a while to find a beach that actually wasn't there, we headed back to the lodge, stopping at the supermarket to stock up on supplies.
Came home and found out that there was a beach party going on on Clifton Bay Beach 2 so we thought we might head down to that with Joe and some of his friends, but then we all decided to head out to this club called Hectic instead first, then maybe go down a little later. Soph and I cooked dinner at about 9 ish, then had showers etc got ready to go. We met Joe in the bar at Ashanti and played a couple of rounds of pool while Sophie marvelled at the fact that Smirnoff "Storm"s (they don't have Ice's here) were approximately 80p! And then we headed out to Hectic. We got a little lost on the way, but then eventually got there okay. It was a little slow at first but when it picked up, we had an AWESOME night! Seriously - clubbing here is NOTHING like England, people don't care what anyone is looking like, there's no girls trying to look as sexy as possible, everyone is just chilling out, doing their own thing, dancing crazily! It's so much fun, I could dance how I do in my bedroom when no one is around and I didn't even feel out of place! Was SOOO good, really really fun! We then moved on to this more alternative grungy place where there was no lights and the room just became one huge mosh pit so we stayed there for a couple of hours, then came back to the hostel and slept like forever!
Anyway, computer is going to time me out now, will write more at another time. Hope you're all well!
Love to you all, miss you billions xX