Moyo Craft experience
Trip Start Mar 14, 2006
241Trip End Mar 15, 2007
After church we went off to the nursery where my cousin bought a flat (called here, a "punnit") of small plants. The nursery is really rather large and also sells fish, aquariums, fish food and equipment. We also saw a pond of HUGE koi. Really, the things had scales larger than my thumbnail. And they were very friendly as well. Coming up to the surface of the pond and opening their huge mouths (the size of a child's hand, I'd say) to gulp air
In the afternoon she and I went out to the Spier wine farm (http://www.spier.co.za/) where, though we did not taste test wine, we did go to a craft bazaar/restaurant/thingy attached to the winery called, I think, or Moyo http://www.spier.co.za/moyo.asp. It was a great deal of fun. First of all everyone gets their faces painted with little white dots. Some of the staff people are hired, I think, just to do that. Then you walk through some tall tent affairs and into a large craft market. Again I did not find my beaded cell phone bag but did see a whole lot of incredibly intricate crafts and fascinating people. Beyond the craft market is a restaurant and bar in the same tent like style with curtains separating the seating arrangements. Some of the seating in the restaurant is for lounging more than sitting and there is some seating up in trees that one gets to, I think, by climbing circular wooden staircases. The tents have crafts, such as large wooden or metal bowls or candle holders hanging from them so one is constantly walking into or around crafts. It all looks very lazy and sensual - rather like walking into the Kasbah.
Had another quiet evening. Still not feeling terribly well; though the urinary infection seems to be over. I do not feel like doing much or eating a lot.