Cape Town is perfect for a person like me, as it seems as every single beautiful looking person in the country decided to up and move to Cape Town. And when i say perfect for me, i mean it in the sense that i like looking at aesthetically pleasing objects. (Yup, totally just objectified EVERYONE. Ha!) Seriously, the amount of ugly people around are few and far between. It may make me sound uber superficial but i dont mind- it's just that reaction when you walk down a street in the city and nearly every person that passes you is good looking. You go wow, hot. wow, good looking. wow, i wish i had her hair. In my hometown, the amount of times that happens is ZILCH. It's pretty bad. I think we got struck with the ugly stick. Although, it gets kinda intimidating, having all those beautiful people around. After a little while you don't feel pretty or hip enough. OH LORDY and talking about hip! The amount of hipsters in Cape Town has reached epidemic proportions. I guess it's cos every second person there studies art/works at a gallery/some organic coffee producing shop. They are EVERYWHERE! While i was sitting in the first coffee shop we went to on the Monday, surrounded by Macs and weird hairstyles (the guys, mind you) i texted a friend that's moving down there next year and made him promise me that he'd never turn into one. I think it's those uber uber skinny jeans that make them so darn pretentious.
'These short-shorts are meant to distract you from your own lameness.'
And of course, the trannies. That's the transvestites, to those you live in normal suburbs. Cape Town is famous for it's gay culture and the trannies are no exception. Like i said on a status, the one guy flashed his silk panty clad butt at us while changing in a doorway the one evening- i couldn't stop laughing, as it was quite hilarious.
It's a bit of a mind flip, really.
And many of them are the coloured folk and coloured people are just like the coolest people eveerrr... Watch any of Trevor Noah's comedy and you will see why! 'Steek hom baby, steek hom!'
And all the newspaper vendors and people selling stuff on the street just seemed so jovial- all dancing around the place, smiling super wide... Cape Town, you are the friendly city. I normally get so irritated while trying to be sold anything from freakin mirrors to small Asian children at any given intersection but when the person is friendly, it makes a difference you know?? Yes! Maybe they're so happy cos half of them are strung out on tik (local drug, yum yum) all the time.
Johnny loved his local newspaper route
CAPE TOWN ITSELF
Cape Town is so. flippen. clean. Like i dont know what kinda voodoo magic that local municipality/government is putting in their worker's water, but we need some of that up here! Flip man, even in the city centre where there's tons of vendors and stuff, it is cleeeaaan bro. I think people take pride in their city though, being in such a beautiful environment possibly makes you want to keep it that way (i wouldn't know, coming from a dust bowl ). And there are recycling bins everywhere... I haven't seen one in my town, well that are accessible to general public anyway.
The people in the Cape are so fit and health conscious. It is actually quite sickening, to the discerning cake eater and all around slothball of a person (i.e me). They're forever running/cycling/surfing somewhere. Which is good though. But, it also helps that the sun only sets at like 8pm there in the summers which is awesome- if you get home from work at like 5pm, you still have a good three hours to
And the drivers, oh the drivers are so nice! They let you in in traffic! A Joburger's dream! Also, it seems like people spend the majority of their working days drinking fancy coffees or cocktails at the multitude of cafes and eateries that the Cape has to offer.
I KNOW i have to move there, soon. And take the Joburg weather with me, cos the only thing that really irks me about the Cape is the sucky weather. Urrgh i was wearing winter clothes the entire week- Winter in November?? Come on now!