Thursday 2 December 2010

This is the end

This is the end for now. I got my last stamp in Cape Town, on a new page of my passport.

After some tiring 15 hours of flight and transit I finally got home. But I didn't stay long. Only long enough to unpack and pack my bag again with warmer clothes and to buy some swiss chocolate for my Spanish friends in Madrid. I flew out less than 24 hours later (well should've at least, the flight was delayed for 2 hours).

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

I was back in Switzerland on monday, and back to work on wednesday the 1st December.

This is the end of my travels for the time being.

The end of the week and holidays

In the shark cage

Sunset from Table Mountain
The following day I planned to go on the shark dive again. The pick-up time was to be at 5am. This was really early, and I didn't even try to sleep early. We actually went on drinking until some late time. When I woke up I was still pretty drunk. The drive to the shark dive place, Gansbaai, took about 2 hours. When we arrived there we helped ourselves to breakfast and paid our dues. We then headed out to the wharf where we went out to sea. We started out a first time, but one of the engine failed quickly, so we had to go back so they could change or repair it. The drive out to sea went well, but once we stopped I got a little sea sick.

My first days in Cape Town

Out of Windhoek
My first glimpses of SA
I arrived in Cape Town after a 20 hours bus ride through southern Namibia and western South Africa. It was still raining at some time in Namibia shortly after leaving Windhoek. But the heavy clouds and partly clear sky provided a magnificent sunset. We made two stops at which we could buy some supplies and a few pick-up stops where we had to stay in the bus. At 4am we crossed the border to South Africa. Early next afternoon we arrived in Cape Town at the main bus station. A taxi driver asked me if I needed a taxi, and as I had no clue at all where I needed to go I agreed.