HitchDieds in Cape Town Podcast Episode 15


Here’s the breakdown of what we yammer on about this week:

00:00 Intro
00:30 I was cooped up in the apartment recovering from my foot injury and lost my mind.
00:46 We watched a lot of bad movies, including Resident Evil 1–4.
01:26 I speak ill of Cool Runnings and Collin objects.
2:05 While we record we have Rightfully Forgotten Patrick Swayze vehicle Next of Kin on mute.
02:36 We went to a dinner party for expats and met a lot of cool people.
03:48 Including a woman who works for Amazon who was thrilled to finally talk to people who understand the greatness of Amazon.com.
04:52 We pause to figure out what is going on in Next of Kin after Helen Hunt gets hit in the face with a tomato.
05:47 Listen to Collin try to say “arrabiata.”
05:58 Date night at the Royale Eatery, which isn’t as good as Salma Hayek says it is.

07:35 In Oregon and several other US states servers have to be paid a minimum wage, so don’t feel terribly guilty if you tip them less than 20%.
08:03 You also can’t pump your own gas in Oregon, or Cape Town for that matter.
8:30 Unexpectedly smooth segue to talking about the weather which is FINALLY WARM
08:48 Collin bad mouths Fahrenheit and I divorce him.
09:20 We took a long walk through Green Point and Sea Point.
09:39 Where we admired the variety of security fences around houses:

10:43 And try to resist the urge to touch the electric fences.
11:40 Shout-outs!
13:04 Sign-off.
13:26 EXTRA BIT!


ALSO! For an upcoming podcast we would like to answer listener questions about our lives in Cape Town.  So if there’s something specific (or general) you’d like to hear us discuss, please sound off in the comments!


  1. Describe a typical day in the life? I love that kind of stuff.

  2. I could have told you not to trust Salma Hayek. In fact, I’ll tell you again, for posterity: Do no trust Salma Hayek. Unless she tells you that Cool Runnings is overrated, because she’s right about that.

  3. bahaha my husband made me watch all the Resident Evils one weekend and I shared your confusion. also – THERE IS A NEW ONE COMING OUT!!?!

    • It came out last Friday (in the US and ZA!) I haven’t seen it yet, but let’s face it: I will. Michele Rodriguez is in it even though her character died in the first one! They plan to make a sixth and final installment sometime next year if this one makes enough money. Who knew that Resident Evil would be an enduring film franchise.

  4. Sounded like a very nice week! So happy to hear you could walk for 9 miles on your hurt foot Robin!! Yay!!!! Let’s see more pictures of city life, the beaches , your walks, the birds and flowers and bugs and monkeys!!!! And how about dogs…. Do people walk cool dogs there? Love the pictures!!!!!! happy New Year!!!!! May it be the very best year ever and may every year after be even better!!!! Love you both soooooooooo very much!!!!

    • Walking so far on my hurt foot was probably not my smartest move. It still smarts a bit when I flex my foot in certain ways, which is bad for my pilates practice. But so long as I’m not housebound by it, I’m feeling much better.

  5. Thanks for the birthday wishes. And have some apples and honey (tradition on this holiday) for a sweet year. Love Franco and dottie

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