Broken Dreams, Broken Camera

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I woke up early and went to Cape Point, a World Heritage site declared by UNESCO, with Chris and the 2 Simons from France.  The 2 Simons hired a car, which is the best way to visit Cape Point.  You can take a taxi out there, but that is going to cost ya.

One day into my trip and Chris breaks my camera, damn the luck.  He was trying to set the camera on a rock for a timed shot when it fell from about 5 feet and smashed on the rocks below.   The 2 Simons told us Cape Point is where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans collide, but later I found out, this happens further north up the coast.  

We had lunch at Checkers supermarket.  Now it was time for the opening game, South Africa v Mexico.  The 2 Simons drove us into Cape Town.

chris, the 2 simons, and the car
  They took us to a pro-French bar called Caveau, where there were a bunch of rowdy drunk Frenchies watching the game.  It was a great scene.  The game was excellent, it ended with  a 1-1 draw, but South Africa was leading, and Cape Town was electric until Mexico equalized.

I picked up my tickets and walked to Green Point Stadium to watch France v Uraguay.  The walk up to the stadium was nuts.  It was a huge street party.  There were bands playing, stilt walkers, performers in costumes all along the route to the stadium.  The game was quite boring though, a 0-0 draw.  I had a local sandwich from a booth outside the stadium that changed my life, apparently it is called fat cook.  Fat cook is on an unsweetened donut type pastry, cut in half and loaded with curry chicken and a shock of lettuce.  Only 25 Rand.  The train home was stupid crowded with rabid, drunk football fans blowing vuvuzellas, and to make it worse we didnt leave for an hour.  The price was nice though, only 6 Rand.

Zain, a South African guy, chatted me up on the train.  It finally departed at midnight, got to Muizenberg at 1.

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wild ostrich
wild ostrich
chris, the 2 simons, and the car
chris, the 2 simons, and the car
me and chris
me and chris
the beach at the cape
the beach at the cape
looking south towards nothingness
looking south towards nothingness
just before the camera fell and sm…
just before the camera fell and s…
The streets of Capetown during Sou…
The streets of Capetown during So…
Green Point Stadium
Green Point Stadium
Cape Town
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