By 11am, we arrived at Clarens. Our guidebook said it was a very nice town, artistic and a bit hippy, with lots of restaurants and art galleries. We rode to the Clarens Inn Backpackers. Despite arriving so early, Katie, the manageress showed us to a large building. It was a massive (and I mean massive) studio flat. It had a big kitchen fully kitted and big shower room! It was amazing. After getting settled, we walked to town. It was very pleasant, hippy and arty, like the lonely Planet said. We had lunch at the microbrewery place, on the main square. The food was disappointing. Who has ever heard of a goulash soup with chicken and no red wine in the stew? It was a watery tasteless chicken soup. We found the big food store and bought fresh vegs and noodles for dinner. We were keen to make the most of the kitchen and get some fresh vegetables. The town was still around 1800m altitudes, so as the sun set in, it got very cold. Luckily we had plenty of firewood and a nice fireplace. This time, starting the fire was easy, once you have some fire starter (or whatever that waxy thing you get at the supermarket is called!)! In the afternoon, I sat near the reception desk, to get Wi-Fi reception and work on the blog. A group of young women arrived and sat all around me. They were volunteers working in Lesotho. I did not get exactly what they did for work, but they were involved with AIDS and LGBT stuff. One of them was with the Peace Corps and another was with some German charity. All in all, there were 6 of them, some foreign and some native from Lesotho, all lesbians. Maybe you need to be LGBT to work in what they did? I did not ask. Listening to their conversations was highly entertaining and funny as they sat around me. We laughed a lot at their stories of living in Lesotho and how the local men are in the habit of walking up to white girls and ask them to marry them straight away. The girls' answers to such sudden proposals were very entertaining.