LOCATION: South Africa

This blog is a special set-up for all of my friends who wish to keep in contact with me while I am in South Africa. I will try my best to post as many pictures as possible and I will post journal entries as often as possible. It will be an inside scoop on how my experience is going in Cape Town, in real time, for the next 6 weeks.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Technological War

OK so now that time has passed all of my roommate are pretty cool actually and I retract all previous commentary, especially about the one I thought was mean. She is very nice and actually at the top of my list here on the trip. There have been some very interesting issues in our suite concerning the large amount of noise that occurs between all the appliances. It is like a technological war going on in there with the washing machine, teh dryer, teh microwave and the dishwasher fighting for attention at all times. Ha ha, ok I guess this is more like an inside joke.

Quotes Again

"Everyday we try to run from the blind man."

"So true, I never thought I would have to run from a blind person."

Britania Bay

HeY Everyone,

OK ... wow so where in the world do I start? I went on a retreat with my job at the law firm and all I can say is THOSE PEOPLE ARE CRAZY ... but it was sooooooo FUN! I truly had the time of a lifetime at a beach house in the Western Cape on Britannia Bay right off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The Ocean was literally in the backyard of the house. Surely there were free flowing libations, games, great food and some mock trials that we prepared for the weekend. I will now list some random events with minimum details:

Cooking: Most of the cooking was done on a small stove outside of the house, which used a fire and a big iron pot. BUT THE FOOD WAS OFF THE HOOK!

Dolphins: There were many jumping and leaping dolphins who basically performed for us daily and the son of my boss, Aviv essentially swam with the dolphins in his wet suit since the dolphins often gravitate towards humans and will swim along side of you.

Sharks: We didn't actually see any sharks but I did hear a story about a woman who was eaten by a shark in the Bay and all they found was a hat full of blood and there was a witness to the gobbling.

Shark Eggs: So since there are many sharks in this water, there are also many shark eggs. Of which I had never seen so I told my boss' water diving son to bring me a shark egg, so he fetched me one and I put it in the bathroom to dry but little did I know a 6 inch poisonous amphibious worm was hiding in the egg and he bit his way out of the egg and gave everyone in the house the HEEBIE GEEBIES.

Satanists: Um ... ok so there was another little boy who was about 12 yrs old and he claimed to be a Satanist who awaits his entry into heaven. This was a very serious affair since many "accidents" began occurring in the house thereafter, one of my coworkers fell, we found the little piranha, the dog threw up ... it was beginning to look like the exorcist in there. Ha ha, so we just prayed over him and let him be. The funny thing is, he was the sweetest kid you ever want to meet but he is just yearning for attention, love and affection that he does not get at home.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

SO as I mentioned the trip up table mountain has been canceled. I will be not be going since about 2 days ago a big group of people got lost on the mountain and had to have the rescue crew come and get them off the mountain. They climbed up the mountain at 2pm and reached by 4:45pm and were notified when they reached the top that they would not be able to go back down by the cable-car due to strong winds. So their only way down the mountain was by climbing back down. BUT the catch here is that it gets PITCH BLACK in Cape Town at about 6:00pm everyday. So they were climbing down at 5pm and midway down the mountain, Mother Nature cut off the lights on them and they counldn't see the steps in front of them on a MONSTER mountain in a foreign country. Talk about traumatized. I would be ridiculously scared. So, I have really decided that I dont really need to see table mountain from up close, since I can see it from my apartment.
They came back with their clothes all torn and tattered. They looked horrible and I was convinced that I could see Table Mountain from my apartment.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

pictures in africa


some hilarious quotes from South Africa:

"My motor skills are down."
- My roommate, the morning RIGHT before she goes shark diving in the Atlantic Ocean.

"No, no, no. Only one death defying event per Africa trip."
- My roommate, as she turns down an offer to take a 3 hour hike up Table Mountain (http://www.southafrica-travel.net/westcape/cato_06.htm)

Old woman (in a nice voice) - "how do you like our weather?"
Me - "The weather seems very nice here."
Same Old woman (in a crackly, wizard of oz voice)- "The winds and the rains are coming very soon, I don't know where they are right now, but they are coming."

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