Cape Town Part 6: Random Weekend Stuff

Haha… now that we’ve been back over a month I was really hoping to finish the last of my Cape Town posts today, but I realized our Table Mountain visit should have its own. So here’s the penultimate post; the account of our weekend in the city. Pat had gotten us tickets to the Morocco/Nigeria soccer game on Saturday afternoon, so the day was kind of built around that event. The teams playing were actually determined by wins in other games so we only found out it would be Morocco and Nigeria about halfway through the trip, and while none of us had any particular allegiance to either team we thought it would be an experience worth having. The fact that we’d get to visit one of the World Cup stadiums was enticing as well. We spent the time before and after having drinks at Wakame, the spot Marlon and I had coincidentally stopped in at for lunch during our promenade walk earlier in the trip. It was a short walk from the stadium and had a nice seaside view so served as a good day-drinking venue, where Pat’s friends Chris, Zingy, and Lesogo could hold down the fort when we peaced out for the game.

We ended up only staying for the first half, at which point Morocco (“our team,” as we found ourselves seated on the Morocco side) was up by three. Second half must have been pretty crazy because Nigeria ended up winning 4-3 (SEEMS LIKE AS GOOD A PLACE AS ANY TO GLOAT ABOUT UVA’S MONUMENTAL SECOND HALF IN THE BASKETBALL GAME AGAINST SYRACUSE YESTERDAY AFTER BEING DOWN BY A POINT AT HALFTIME. CAME BACK FOR A 75-56 VICTORY AND OUR FIRST OUTRIGHT ACC TITLE IN 33 YEARS. WAHOOWA!).

nice try, lady, but you only WISH that was the best photobomb in this post.

nice try, lady, but you only WISH that was the best photobomb in this post.

pat stadium

can't remember exactly why, but we found ourselves friendly with one of the employees, nomzuma, for a couple minutes.

can’t remember exactly why, but we found ourselves friendly with one of the employees, nomzuma, for a couple minutes.

cape town stadium pat mar me stadium

now THIS is how you photobomb.

now THIS is how you photobomb.

morocco fans

stadium panorama, courtesy of marlon

stadium panorama, courtesy of marlon

look who showed up while we were out!

look who showed up while we were out!

Saturday night found us out on Long Street again, first at Tjing Tjing (where we’d gone our first night) and then Club 169. It was a fun time but, regrettably, at some point my phone decided it had no intention of returning to America with me and went missing. Replacing it was a lengthy and convoluted ordeal involving eight phones and three SIM cards, but as of three days ago I’m pretty much back on the grid.

our beautiful new friends

pretty ladies!

in an effort to cheer me up in light of learning my phone was gone, marlon got me a little stuffed penguin we named ping (short for ping pong) haha.

in an effort to cheer me up in light of learning my phone was gone, marlon got me a little stuffed penguin we named ping (short for ping pong) haha.

Sunday found everyone in need of some serious relaxing so we went and hung out at Clifton Second beach again.

clifton second boy on rock marlon beach

Aaaaand, even though we were feeling pretty beat by this point, on the advice of many we decided to rally for hometown-sweethearts, Goldfish‘s last Shimmy Beach Club performance of the summer.

'we look... tired in this picture.'

‘we look… tired in this picture.’

goldfish shimmy

Despite our exhaustion it was a really fun show. And they’re coming to U Street Music Hall on April 1!

a bit anachronistic, but a sweet pic from marlon's phone from our trip to the castle. cloud hearts!

a bit anachronistic, but a sweet pic from marlon’s phone from our trip to the castle. cloud hearts!

and... considering we have yet another big snow coming our way, i'm finding myself very much dreaming of being back in this weather...

and… considering we have yet another big snow coming our way, i’m finding myself very much dreaming of being back in this weather…

 

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