reading The Covenant by Michner, I wanted to see Stellenbosch.The
people who worked at the hotel desk in Capetown said that under no
circumstances should I take the train on the weekend.
I would be robbed.
looked into hiring a ride (different from a taxi).
I was quoted a prince of 400 Rand (just under $60.00) and
knew there was no way. A taxi would have
been even more. So, I took the train
on a workday during business hours. Round
trip was less than three dollars - my kind of travel.
was the heart of the wine country. I
didn't want a tour there because I'd heard people just went from winery
to winery getting plastered. Not my idea
of fun. But, I wanted to see some of
the colonial Dutch architecture. It was
a quaint little tourist trap town. Been
there, done that, and I made it safely back to the hotel without getting