Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Greetings From Sunny Cape Town

F*ck. It's hot.

(This is my first ever internet cafe post so excuse the inevitable typos.)
Needless to say, nothing has changed since my six months away, and I managed to get lost in the airport on arrival as they are busy rebuilding it for the World Cup.

Anyway, there's something comforting about Cape Town chaos, and the constant reminder that indeed This Is Africa. I managed to witness a mugging the first day I was here although otherwise it has been quite peaceful.

I hope to get back to blogging again before the week is out, I have missed it and have missed quite a few interesting discussions. Thankyou to everyone out there for making ILSA a great place to come home to, and greetings from beautiful (for now) Cape Town.

V.

7 Opinion(s):

Exzanian said...

Enjoy it mate! The winter is coming soon (you'll feel right at home LOL)
Hey, why don't you challenge Greg to join you for a few months? To kind of prove his manhood? Maybe you can go to Joeys for a few months? He'll need someone to hold his hand LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FishEagle said...

We've been having this unbearable heat for over a month now. I imagine that it's quite a shock, coming from Canada.

Anonymous said...

Ask yourself; ceteris paribus, would you rather live in CT or BC?

Anon.

Dmitri said...

Welcome back. Yes, it has been bloody ho these past few weeks and the weatherman says it will stay like this till next week.
The airport looks ok, but behind the scenes (what passengers do not see) it is chaos.

Viking said...

nah, Greg doesn't need me as a chaperone, like the blind leading the blind around here....

Id rather live in Cape Town. Who wouldn't? Sadly, it's not so much about choice anymore. Given the choice, CT wins by a mile - but necessity? and family life? Give me -5 degree and safe B.C. these days....

How sad.

-Dmitri
It's hard to believe there's 99 days to the SWC and they'll be finished in time. CT is a building site...

Angelo said...

Have they now removed all the Afrikaans signage at the airport.

There was still some older Afrikaans signage in late 2007 when I went through.

Only normal they should remove the Afrikaans: the majority of the population of the Western Cape speaks it...

Viking said...

Angelo

- that's a point. I honestly didn't notice. It would be a crying shame if they did that.

There is some talk about merging the WC with the Northern Cape. Nothing like a bit of gerrymandering to centralise power is there?

f*cking communists.