Got some wheels

Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
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Trip End Jun 12, 2006


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Tuesday, May 9, 2006

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Up remarkable early all things considered. I walked up a steep 1 hour climb to Signal Hill, right behind the hostel. What can I say, more fantastic views of the mountains, the city and down the coastline onto an area know as Seapoint.



Next I went for a wander into an area called Bo-Kaap, a very interesting area of town where all the houses are painted a bright colour. I then rented a moped and headed down the coast towards the Cape of Good Hope.



I stopped at Camps Bay where there were fantastic views of the 12 Apostles with Table Mountain towering above. Further on I came to the tolled Chapman's Peak Drive, for one of the most hair raising cliff roads I've ever driven on.

There was a township half way down. It looked like it was from a different world to everything that was around it. There really is a massive disparity between the rich and the poor in this country. Despite the fact Cape Town must be the most beautiful city I've ever seen, I think I'd find it hard to live here due to this disparity and huge crime rates.

Eventually I made it down to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope where I could see where many sailors had passed by in years passed.



This place seemed to have black lizards all over the place. There were great view of a lighthouse and some of the tallest cliffs in the world. The beaches and bays I could see from the tops of the cliffs were also very picturesque.

I came back via the motorway. I'm not too sure if my little moped was legal on the motorway, but I never saw any cops, so I survived. Back at the Sunflower Stop all I could manage was some take out food and beer and catching up on my journal before turning in.
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