One month exactly; eleven to go? Where does time escape to? Two months ago I touched down in the US of A for the first time in 11 months. One month ago I touched down in Cape Town, South Africa, my new home. Mountains, wine, water, sun, rain, left-sided drivers, apartments, Jewish neighborhoods, and Grassroot Soccer await me in. For those of you who are just tuning into the run around that has been my life, welcome. For the next year I will be based out of Cape Town, South Africa. Yes, the Spanish major is STILL in Southern Africa…hmmmm. I just couldn’t say no to the opportunity to continue my love affair with Grassroot Soccer, and get paid to do it.
Life in a word is stunning.
I have managed to settle in relatively smoothly. Found an apartment in the predominately Jewish neighborhood of Sea Point. I’ve sampled the happenings around Cape Town with some all-you-can-eat sushi endeavors and the wonders of The Engen (yes capital ‘T’), a 24-hour gas station that has anything and everything you could ever want. The Engen was also 2 blocks from the place I was staying for my first 2 weeks in Cape Town…danger, good thing I moved over the mountain and away towards the ocean. My apartment sits on a quiet block. Exit the building and you have a ½ a block walk to the promenade, a pathway that parallels the coast line of the Atlantic Ocean. I smell ocean when I walk out my door and hear sea gulls at all hours of the morning (a change from the roosters from last year).
The weekends have been filled with recovering from jet leg, the beach, visiting the wine lands, venturing up the western cape, and settling into my new home. I hope to fill this blog with stories, hilarity, thoughts, moments, recipes and the adventures of my all too blessed life.
Five impossible things a week. Happy reading. [photo of me on top of table mountain]