|If every church had this many goodies, I think I'd go more often!|
After this brief stopover, we drove to a much bigger marketplace, Cape Town's famous Biscuit Mill. This was like the last market on steroids. It offered basically all the same food but even more so. Everything you could ever want was for sale there, fresh cuts of meat and sausage, baked goods, cheeses, vegetables, jams and honeys, and yes, even shwarma. It seems that everywhere we go, you can ALWAYS find a shwarma, it may not be the same kind of sandwich you're used to back home, but it always goes by the same name. The highlight of this outing was Mike's introduction to biltong, a local South African cured and dried meat that very similar to beef jerky. He bought two bags to snack on for the afternoon/evening and they were both gone within the hour!
Sanjin also gave a tour of the local shops surrounding the Biscuit Mill which each sold unique and handcrafted items. The most interesting of these shops was called ReCreate which took old antiques and repurposed them. For example, they would take old suitcases, open them up, sew in cushions, add four sturdy legs and turn them into a comfortable chair. They added an old mirror to the top of a washbasin and made it into a stylish coffee table. The store was full of these amazing ideas!
|Jameson Hall at the University of Cape Town|
We ended our day with a rugby match between the reigning league champions, the Hamilton Chiefs from New Zealand, and the local West Cape Stormers. The crowds were enormous and rowdy at this match and it was quite exciting. It was a close game throughout, with the home team narrowly edging out a victory at 36-34. It was loads of fun and it left Mike wondering why professional rugby has never taken off in Canada? Surely it would be more successful than the CFL?!?
|The Hamilton Chiefs prepare to boot the ball towards the beloved West Cape Stormers!|
And so went day three of our South Africa adventure!