The Victoria and Alfred waterfront
The clock tower at the waterfront. It happens to be my favorite color.
Look! Emily and I got a photo with Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu! Also two other South African Nobel laureates who I am unfamiliar with.
We ate lunch at an African restraunt called Moyo on the waterfront. I tried a lentil bobotie. It is basically a lentil and veggie bake, topped with baked egg. It was delicious.
The servers come around and offer to paint your face. Emily was really enthusiastic about that!
A little touristy, but tasty and fun!
Next we headed to the St. George's Cathedral downtown:
Clearly I haven't quite gotten the stained glass obsession out of my head yet.
They had a chapel dedicated to prayers for Nelson Mandela.
The Company Gardens are just a block from the cathedral:
According to Lonely Planet, which is clearly the end-all on Cape Town information, the gardens started out as the vegetable patch for original employees of the Dutch East India Company when they first occupied Cape Town (Kaapstad to them).
Today they are a lovely garden with all sorts of ponds, plants, paths, and people playing football and taking photos.
I believe this is an Egyptian goose. Please correct me if you know that I am wrong.
More of the crazy birds from the rugby pitch! Still don't know what they are.
Bird of Paradise. I do know my flowers.
So you can see why I'm a little sad to leave Cape Town tomorrow. Everyone I know on the entire continent is here! It seems a little scary to pack up and move again. I know it's nothing compared to the move I made two weeks ago to leave the US and come over here, but still it's another change. However, I am excited to get to Hawston, settle into the house where I will live for the rest of the year, and get to work on my real job. This is the reason I am here!
For now, I will leave you with this:
Daffodils grow at the southern tip of Africa!