Its a small world after all.
Stellenbosch Travel Blog› entry 5 of 9 › view all entries
The day after the build we wasted no time. We purchased plane tickets as soon as we landed in Durban 6 days ago and we would be flying to Cape Town. The morning of our travel day in Durban we were able to call and make reservations at a hotel. And that is how our trip would continue. Nothing planned, just winging it from day to day whatever we felt like doing. Travel to Cape Town as smooth and we got the smallest rental car possible. Making for a tight squeeze with 4 people and luggege. We also knew we had to get outside of Cape Town and we made our plans to visit a winary and spend the night at one in Stellenbosch.
However, it did happen to be a day they did not offer any tours of the winery so we left to go find a winary with tours. And this we did. Stopping at L'Avenir we got our tour, our tasting and met a nice group of Africans (each from a different country) who were on holiday making the most of it by touring free wine tastings. And after talking with them we knew this was not their first stop. This is where I met Gerald.
"I was an exchange student and studied there."
"Which one, Parker High School or Craig High School"
We continued to talk to find out if he knew my dad or anyone else I know and it turned out I was able to travel across the world, meet someone who had pretty much lived in my home town and neither one of us was in our home country. ( I think he was either from Zambia but my memory is failing me) After talking a little while longer we parted ways as they continued their wine tasting tours, we headed back to Cape Town.