This weekend, I had the pleasure of returning to Cape Town. I participated in a study abroad program that travelled to Cape Town 2 years ago. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life! So, my heart was racing as I stepped on that plane from Johannesburg to return.
After the market festivities, we said our farewell to Samuel and the rest of us went on to catch a train to Kalk Bay. We walked out onto the pier and took in the picturesque view on the right.
There were so many quirky shops and art galleries to explore! We found ourselves at a restaurant with extraordinary seafood for a resting point, as the sun had nearly knocked us out.
We had to leave before sundown to catch the train and as we waited for it, we were told to enter on the other side of the tracks so we quickly ran to the opposite side to wait. As we began to hear the train approaching, we noticed that we were initially on the correct side of the station. Welcome to Africa...! We then saw various people jump onto the train tracks in desperation of catching the train. We quickly decided that we would talk the stairs and that we were not desperate enough to jump onto the tracks to get back to town. However, we did manage to catch the train on time and Andre got a really good seat neighbor.
Once we got back to town, we spent a bit of time at Peter’s house watching School of Rock and recovering from the intensity of the sun.
I then returned to where I was staying to have a walk on the Waterfront and a nice dinner alone to recap on all of the miraculous connections and experiences God orchestrated for me in the previous 48 hours.
I truly cannot fathom how fulfilled I was from the time spent with these lovely friends. Each and everyone of them was so tender hearted and protective of me. I am so thankful for the people that made Cape Town a special place in my heart. I can’t wait to return.