Cape Town – Day 3

View from B&B

Today is my third day in Cape Town. I have settled in nicely, I’m sleeping well; I’m already working to Cape Town time. My accommodation is cosy and close to the university campus so no problems there also. Please find attached a photo of the view from my room, table mountain baby!

Yesterday I went on a city bus tour; I saw lots of interesting sites, for example the V&A Waterfront and the South African Jewish museum.  I also got to take in some beautiful views at the Table Mountain cable car base (I didn’t go up, I want to hike it at some point) and the beach areas of Camps Bay, Clifton and Bantry Bay. Obviously the tour just skimmed the surface of the cities hi-lights, I have masses more to see and explore, I also hear that Cape Town is a good spot for wine tasting 🙂

I start work tomorrow on Tuesday 18th June. Today is a public holiday, National Youth Day. The public holiday commemorates the start of the Soweto Riots of 1976 in which over 360 black youths were killed. The riots were initially sparked by a government edict that all instruction in black schools must be held in Afrikaans rather than in English or any of the native African languages. The day is celebrated to recognize the role of youth in the liberation of South Africa from the Apartheid regime. I certainly have a lot to learn regarding the politics of South Africa, I’m looking forward to it!

I’ll be in touch with my first impressions of H3-D soon.

Cheers,

Sarah

6 comments

  1. Hi Sarah..!!! Good to learn that you have settled in well at Cape Town and liking the city. All the best for your assignement. Good Luck. 🙂

  2. Yoh Sarah!!! All the best for your assignment and I am looking forward to reading more and more exciting updates from you!!! Keep in touch and take good care of yourself ya!!!

  3. Yoh Sarah… All the best for your assignment and I am looking forward to reading more exciting updates from you. Good luck and take good care of yourself… Keep in touch!!!

  4. Hi Sarah, great to hear. Hope your first day at work goes well – please say hello to Kelly. Enjoy that view…..we cant see (or breathe!) for the smog here in Singapore. I am looking forward to some new wine recommendations form you! Neil

  5. Hey Sarah, the view looks beautiful, I’m glad to hear you have settled in well and good luck for your first day! Can’t wait to hear the next update!!

  6. Lovely to hear from you. What a wonderful experience for you which you are clearly enjoying immensely.
    Best wishes to Anis and enjoy the rest of your stay and take care.
    Love

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