50,000 words in to this blog and I can honestly say I am proud of myself for keeping up to date with it. I’m actually loving it, I love writing about my experiences and for my small amount of readers who have some across this blog, I hope you like it too!
So, we have arrived in Cape Town – it’s excellent but the journey here was far from it. We flew Fly Safair (S.A’s version of Ryan Air) which in all fairness was actually great but we hit the worst turbulence on the way and for 2 hours I cried, breaking Leo’s hand and determined that this was the end. It was bloody horrible. However, we made it, and grabbed our luggage making our way to ‘parkage A ground floor’ to get an Uber, just in case any one reads this and needs an Uber in Cape Town, you have to go there. Hopping in the car, our driver was lovely, and we chatted, laughed and exchanged stories until CRASH!! Some dick head on his phone wasn’t looking and smashed straight into the side of us. The poor guys car was messed up and as much as we were all totally fine, I couldn’t help but feel so sorry for our driver. It was clear that he is struggling and needs this job and to do so relies on his car.
Welcome to Cape Town hey? Anyway, we arrived at our Air B n B in Camps Bay and it is wonderful! Camps bay can be described as up market I guess and is known for its fine white sand, natural rock swimming pool and views of the Twelve Apostles mountains. Our Air B n B was booked months in advance so we got it cheap at approx. $70NZD per night – it is worth it... just look at the views!!
It was nearly 6pm when we arrived so we made our way down to the bay to grab some food from ‘Woolworths’ – which we later realised is really expensive so go to ‘pick and pack’ instead. The walk takes about 30 mins each way from where we are so it was great to get some exercise in, even with the heat and steepness of the hill climb.
We ended up sitting eating our salads while watching the sunset and my goodness me, what a sunset. The view of both the 12 apostilles and Lions head are just fantastic from our place and to witness an unobstructed sunset was just so special and filled my heart with so much gratitude to be back on the road with my number 1 travel partner. We haven’t traveled alone for the past couple of months so it’ refreshing to be back together traveling alone to reconnect and realise why we made this decision to pack up and leave.
Hey! I'm Ally. I left the UK in 2011 to move overseas and ended up in New Zealand - my new home. This year we are taking a gap year to loop the world stopping in some AMAZING destinations - and I'm passionate about sharing these adventures with you!