Saturday, April 01, 2006

10,000th day in Cape Town

Today is my 10,000th day. Having calculated it a few months ago (at I knew that it landed on April 1st. Kind of ironic, but true. 10,000 days is 27 years, 4 months, and 18 days. Perhaps yours has passed you by, or maybe its just around the corner, but its worth noting either way.

I am currently in Cape Town, over on the west coast of South Africa. Its truly one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. Set on a long peninsula with a 3,000 foot mountain range in the middle. Its a very progressive, exciting, cosmopolitan city that still has close ties to nature, the ocean, and the environment. You come here to visit, and immediately start thinking of how you might be able to find your future job here some day.

We spent the morning driving down the cape peninsula, stopping at some beautiful beaches along the way. We drove up a windey steep road to Chapman's peak with stunning views of the sea and mountains to the right. Then we stopped off to see the penguins at Boulder's beach in Simon's Town.

After lunch and an ice cream cone, we are now heading to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Hoping the rest of the day will be as fun as the first half. What a great way to spend my 10,000th day.


At 4/02/2006 01:41:00 PM, Anonymous Kirsten said...

hey lovebirds, you should pass by Herman in Stellenbosch, one of the mayor student towns of SA... see my former house at Merriman(No.98), they have enough rooms and plenty of matrasses (you can even have your private one (-:) so you can stay for free, safe some money and spent it on nice wine tours... eg 'Groot Constancia' is really great! Enjoy your Cape time!
PS in case you don't have his nr: +27 84 24 75 326 or homephone Merriman +27 21 88 68 678

At 4/07/2006 10:56:00 PM, Blogger Cully said...

Thanks Kirsten. We figured Herman was in J-bay, so we didnt call him. But we had a great time at the Jazz festival and at the wineries in Stellenbosch. So lucky that you were able to spend a year there. What an amazing place!


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