Saturday, March 18, 2006

Cape Toon

Cape Town, South Africa

Another quickie...

We made it to Cape Town yesterday. The vibe here is much nicer than in Durban or JoBurg. I do not feel like I could be robbed or knifed at any moment. In fact, I feel rather happy to be here. The sun is shining and the downtown where we are staying is full of colorful old buildings. Lovely.

Juan pointed out that there is a full eclipse passing over Africa on the 29th. This forces us to decided from three paths:
  1. We could stick with the original plan and fly to Egypt and enjoy the eclipse from there. This option features the additional benefit of getting to see Chris L and Gigi we are currently vacationing on the Nile.
  2. Head for Ghana. This is where the total eclipse makes first landfall. It is a bit of a unknown quanity. I reckon it would be nice to see just a touch of West Africa before departing for the north of the continent.
  3. Make a break for Namibia. It's close, it's cheap, and it's had good reviews from other travellers.

We should have our house in order soon. In the meantime, the OC is in heavy research mode.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first option sounds like a good one. And it's what you were going to do anyway.

A total eclipse over the pyramids? That's like a cosmic confluence of mystic forces. Water will flow uphill and women will flirt with me. Well, they would if I was there.

3/18/2006 7:26 PM gmt

Blogger jason said...

It's probably going to miss the Pyramids. We're going to have to leg it to the far western part of Egypt to catch the total eclipse.

3/21/2006 11:14 AM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you really wanna be in Egypt during an eclipse? I mean right after that, the water turns to blood and fire start falling from the skies...

3/21/2006 12:56 PM gmt

Blogger jason said...

Sweet. Will it be holy fire? Because I've heard good things...

3/24/2006 11:09 AM gmt


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