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I canāt believe I almost gave
I spent the most part of the day doing the long walk around the āTable Topā. I did it by accident ā I didnāt really know where I was going, and in an hour or so I ended up back where I started, so I must have done one of the loops. It was really pleasant. One of the guys at the backpackerās climbed the mountain from the bottom, and it sounded like his climb was more than pleasant! I would have loved to climb it, but I didnāt really feel like getting robbed. (Apparently people have been getting mugged whilst climbing the mountain alone, which is a shame.
But there arenāt muggings on the Table Top often. I was glad to be able to enjoy my walk without feeling like I had to be on guard the whole time. The air was fresh, and every bit of the mountain was stunning.
Itās so beautiful at the top that it feels surreal. There are heaps of interesting plants and lizards Iāve never seen or heard of before. And I could appreciate them in relative peace too: there were stretches of footpath when I was the only person around. When I was by myself at one stage, I was stopped by a lizard that scuttled across the path, swallowed a fly, and darted into the bushes ā but not before tilting his head and giving me a dirty look!
Something else that put a smile on my face was the layer of cloud.
The most beautiful clouds were rising out of one of the gorges on
Something else I couldnāt see from the bottom was the view: it was phenomenal.
Iāve come to terms with not being able to tour
Oh well, I probably couldnāt afford it anyway. Iām running low on money now. When I was walking around the markets this afternoon, one of the stall owners asked me to help him pack up.
After helping the guy, I walked around a bit more and got a few souvenirs for you people at home. The biggest present is probably Aliās wooden giraffe thatās the size of a golf stick. Itāll be interesting carrying it home... I think Iāll strap it to my poster or something.
Itās kind of weird buying last-minute souvenirs and planning how Iām going to pack my stuff. It means Iām nearing the end of my trip: only one more day in
Iād better go make sure there arenāt any neat trinkets that Iāve missed, so thisāll be all from me for now. It wonāt be long ātil I see you all. Merry Christmas if I donāt speak to you before then! I keep forgetting itās Christmas ā some guy said Merry Christmas to me the other day and I thought he was trying to be funny!
Hope youāre all having a great holiday season.