Category Archives: South Africa 8/06

The long long trip back home (video)

Today started very early … actually I wonder if I had slept at all … fearing that we might miss the alarm .. I got up just before 3 AM .. woke up Ritsu at 3:30 .. we had packed … Continue reading

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Last Day – Silly video

We have gotten lucky with the weather on this trip … the very few rainy days we had matched perfectly with the times that we should take a break .. now that it comes to packing and getting ready (and … Continue reading

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Are 58 shrimps enough?

a.k.a. “Shrimping out at Ocean Basket” After all the fancy seafood places and rather high priced shellfish, I wanted to totally shrimp out. At least once. Thing is, shrimp dishes are cheaper, because the little critters are small and people … Continue reading

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In case nobody noticed… Happy Birthday, Peter!

Seems nobody noticed, but the “someone” who got one year older is Peter!! Happy birthday, my love!!! I asked my mom to bring a yukata (Japanese summer kimono) as his birthday gift when my parents came to Europe last month, … Continue reading

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Fancy Pant Restaurant: The Showroom

To celebrate someone’s getting older one year, we all went to one of the hippest restaurants in Cape Town: The Showroom. According to our hosts Beate and Bernd, the chef there is crazy The menu is already lots of fun … Continue reading

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Helicopter flight over the peninsula (video)

The weather was great and as a very special treat we booked ourselves onto a very special helicopter ride. I had done heli-rides twice before: In Las Vegas and in New York. But this one was very special as they … Continue reading

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Aquila Game Reserve – Day 3

After yesterday’s experience with the morning game drive we decided that we deserve to sleep in and opted out. Instead we had a very nice snuggly morning under many blankets and then went straight to the huge breakfast buffet. Then … Continue reading

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Aquila Game Reserve – Day 2

This day started cold and very early at 6:30 AM to get ready for the 7 AM game drive. To keep warm we had tried to keep the fire on all night, but thanks to pretty wet wood, we all … Continue reading

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Aquila Game Reserve – Day 1 (video)

In case you do not know, Africa is known for the Big 5, the five top animals that used to be hunted here: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. To see them you have to spend quite some time in … Continue reading

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Visiting Robben Island

Robben Island is kinda like Cape Town’a Alcatraz: an ex-prison on an island just far away enough from the mainland to prevent prisoners from escaping by swimming. During apartheid years this was mainly used for political prisoners such as Nelson … Continue reading

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Table Mountain – Finally (video)

This seems to be the #1 thing on the to-do list for Cape Town .. or even for South Africa … going up on Table Mountain. We had tried twice before .. last Wednesday was a public holiday with fantastic … Continue reading

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Cape Town’s Green Market

Today we checked out Green Market, the tourist trap de jour. A colorful arts and crafts market. The usual line of the vendors are ‘I give you good price’ or ‘you are my first customer today, so I make you … Continue reading

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Fancy Dinner at Savoy Cabbage

Thanks to our babysitter for the weekend, we were able to attend this

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Rainy Day = more shopping

The weather was really nasty today so we went back to the huge Canal Walk mall and had some more shopping fun. For lunch we stopped by Ocean Basket and had 3 dz of prawns which were very good. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Flower Carpet on the West Coast

The west coast national park is especially known for the blooming flowers. And that only happens during August – September … again, we picked a perfect timeslot. The drive up was like 1.5 hours and amazingly, the roads are much … Continue reading

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