Why do we love to travel? To experience another country and its customs perhaps? Alas it sometimes takes time to comprehend and get a feeling for a place, especially when that place has a certain edge to it in terms of personal safety. It is during that in-between time that I have sometimes felt like Alice in wonderland.
It’s now day four and things are becoming a little more familiar. This is in many ways due to the genuine hospitality of my hosts at the guesthouse I am staying at. Huijs Haerlem is perched above the area of Cape Town known as Sea Point. The area is San Francisco like with the steep hill running down toward the ocean. I can see it from my room and can watch the sun go down, love it!
Recommendations for things to do and places to eat come forth with enthusiasm. Johan, my host is a keen baker so homemade bread and bakery goodies are an integral part of every breakfast time as are homemade jams and some lovely fruit salads. My accommodation is perfect with large airy bedroom, power shower and bath and plenty of coat hangers! An honesty bar stocking a variety of good South African wines sits just outside my room as does a giant bowl of fruit.