Last Day in South Africa
Cape Town Travel Blog› entry 8 of 8 › view all entries
We had already taken the red route bus twice, so we finally took the blue route on our last day in Cape Town. The difference is that the blue route goes behind table mountain to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, wine country, the township of Imizamo Yethu, and all the way down to Hout Bay before coming back on the same coastal route as the red route. This was the first and only day that Table Mountain had the famous "table cloth" of clouds hugging the top. It was a beautiful day on the city side of Table Mountain.
When got to our gate at the airport, we were happy to see that the US-Ghana game was on a large screen TV right by the gate. Unfortunately the TV was on an energy-saving timer and shut itself off early in the second half. None of the employees new how to turn it back on or who to call. So we all packed around a smaller TV at a coffee shop. It was rather dissapointing to see the US lose 2-1 in extra time, but Ghana was truly the better team that day. Overall the US campaign should be considered a success. I then boarded the plane for the 11 hour flight back to Amsterdam and then the 7 hour flight back to JFK.