HitchDieds in Cape Town Podcast Episode 10


00:00 Intro
00:40 Looking forward to Robin’s October trip to the States
01:25 I lost a KFC bet regarding Master Chef [SPOILERS and conspiracy theories for Master Chef USA "Six Chefs Compete Part 1/Part 2" Please don't spoil us about subsequent episodes! We have to watch on a one-week delay.]
03:38 We discovered that KFC is TERRIBLE here
05:50 We made up for that by eating a fancy meal at The Five Flies
07:40 Drunken bar crawly Saturday
08:48 The longest game of pool in history.

09:48 That bar also featured a portrait of a bearded nine-year-old

10:25 Last stop: “The Purple Nurple” where I maybe got roofied
12:10 Sunday was ruined by Robin throwing out her neck
12:30 Collin is getting a cold/reminder it is winter here
13:20 The way people say “bye” in South Africa
14:19 Outro

[Image of Wentworth Miller from Wikipedia]


  1. According to Wikipedia, Wentworth Miller is very mixed – “Miller is of multiracial origin: his father is of African-American, Jamaican, English, German, Jewish and Cherokee background, and his mother is of Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian and Lebanese ancestry.”

    I did some research about the bearded nine year old (I couldn’t resist!), and it turns out he’s not, sadly, 9 at all. 1879 is when he emigrated to South Africa from Kent, England (which is where my fiance is from).

    He was born in 1840, so he died at the age of 47. After moving to South Africa he founded an estate agency (Steer Properties), now known as Steer International properties.

    An interesting excerpt from a job posting I found: “Founded in 1879 by James Hadden Steer, the Steer Properties has established itself as much a part of Cape Town as Table Mountain. Today, the group is one of the leading estate agencies in the Province.”

    Random and interesting. And now if you see signs for Steer International Properties, you’ll know the founder had an awesome beard.

  2. I think the difference in KFC is the spice mix. I had KFC in India and also found it to be very disappointing. The breading was bad and INCREDIBLY SPICY, to the point I almost couldn’t eat it. And that was the default breading! So, I am guessing the spice mix differs regionally.

  3. Hi,

    I really enjoy your blog, as a European with cross-cultural experiences in North America and Africa, it is interesting to see glimpses of an american cross-cultural experience. Thank you for sharing.

    I have not tried KFC in South Africa, but really enjoyed Nando’s for quick and good chicken. So I figured you might find it worthwhile trying it out.

    - Marit

  4. I adored your argument about Collin’s use of the phrase “by default.”


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