I have not written in here for a while as have used up all my internet time to put photos on instead.
I am now in a small University town called Stellenbosch, just outside Cape Town. The truck tour is nearly over as the last port of call is Cape Town. I will be sad to leave the truck as it has become my home over the last 9 weeks and I have grown very fond of it - even if it is over 30 years old and a bumpy ride! I'll also miss my truck buddies too, who I've had lots of fun and adventures with.
However, I can't wait to see my family who have come out to Cape Town. Mum and Dad are staying for a few days and my brother Sam who will be travelling with me now for a few months in Africa and Asia.
It has been interesting observing the difference in the landscape and people as you travel across Africa - from Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and now South Africa.
The whole Dutch and German influence in Namibia and South Africa has felt very strange coming from the other countries eg. some of the houses look like Amish style old fashioned homes, there's been lots of sausages and beers and the people look very different.
Stellenbosch is quite a pretty town and has some nice cafes and restaraunts. Coming here makes you realise how scruffy you look and how unused you are to this. Yesterday, when we stopped in a supermarket a woman asked me which truck I was on and where I was travelling. That must mean I am not looking at my best!
Anyway, we had a lot of fun yesterday as we found a pub to watch the England: New Zealand Rugby match and slowly got sozzled as the day wore on, finishing it off with a really nice pizza.
I am regretting it today as I am just off to a wine tasting tour and may need to drink a few cokes beforehand.
Anyway, will write again soon.