On Thursday a group of about 12 people went on a bike and wine tour in Stellenbosch, where a lot of
We left this place feeling pretty tipsy, making the ride to the next vineyard much more fun.
The third vineyard was at the top of a dirt hill where rows and rows of grapes were growing. They seemed to go on and on forever into the distance. We ate lunch at the top at an Afrikaans restaurant, and I had a delicious salami, ham, and cheese crepe thing. We left this place full and really really buzzed (at least some of us did) and riding downhill, swerving through the rows of grapes with the scenery in the background was just incredible. We passed ostrich farms, and during these times I couldn’t help but wonder how anybody could ever choose not to study abroad. It was that kind of experience.
We had to rush to make the last wine stop to catch the train, and most of us passed out on the way back. It was such an awesome experience, and it only cost about 30 U.S dollars. Just ridiculous.
Yesterday a group of us decided to explore
After walking around the city a bit more, we walked to the waterfront. It definitely is a beautiful area along the harbor; there are shops and restaurants and a mall. But I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was excessive. That feeling of contradiction came back again. Here is a modern and wealthy area (with a mall that beats more in the U.S) and yet miles away there is terrible poverty. I mean it is definitely a good thing to have tourism because it brings in money and creates jobs. But still, I didn’t have any desire to hang out there. It just felt kind of wrong.
Last night we went to an album release show fro Gaselle, a white
So tomorrow we are taking a trip along the Peninsula and to