Happy new year 2008 from South Africa. My wife and I decided to fly south for the winter and visit our good friends Mark and Sarah in Cape Town. We spent the stroke of midnight in an airplane somewhere over the ocean west of Brazzaville, Congo and south of Sao Tome. After our 22 hour (air time only!) flight and two stops later, we landed just after 5am with the beautiful silhouette of Table Mountain against the clear predawn sky. We spent the rest of the first day of 2008 visiting various beautiful locations around the Cape. New Years is a summer affair in this neck of the woods, perfect for the sort of misadventures our hosts have in mind.