As soon as I woke up I decided to take the trek to the top of table mountain. You can’t come to Cape Town and not remember this natural wonder. It’s the equivalent of what Chicago’s skyline is for Cape Town.
The top of the mountain is extra flat. Like a flattop fade from my barber Nordy off 83rd. I took a zip line to the top and that was interesting to say the least. I never been on a ski lift before. At the top you really have an appreciation for the height of the mountain. I gathered enough courage up and tiptoed to the edge and took a photo for yall.
The row trees on the horizon have skinny trunks and they’re all the same height. They look like the trees in the Lion King movie, but they’re actually called stone pines or umbrella trees.These trees aren’t indigenous to Cape Town but were planted extensively in the 1700’s and have become part of the landscape of the area.
Ay, it’s winter time in Cape Town, but that’s like 70-75 degree weather, feels like summer time Chi all day.
As I was dozing off I watched a little tv and the one subtle difference I noticed from American TV is that the tv commercials in Africa are mostly black actors. I see dark skinned bottomed babies in diaper commercials and it just hit me that the majority people on television are black and People speak English, until they get angry, and then start speaking Afrikaans or Zulu. Commercials with Black Barbie dolls, black investment bankers, black weather reporters, black construction workers, black gourmet coffee shop with black baristas, all black everything almost.
I ended up eating some ostrich and prawns for lunch and some Springbok for dinner. The Ostrich tasted like thin sliced Italian lunch meat. And the springbok tasted like nothing. The texture tho was like a beef stew. As I walked around the beach guys kept trying to sell me their original paintings. As a person that sold books downtown in front of #footlocker , I really admired their pitches. To get you to stop and look at their paintings they all said, “To look is for free brother.”
While here My mission is our mission at M3, to explore, experience and evolve. I gotta say, today was a good day.