Travel Blogs from Franschhoek
... to La Petite Ferme for lunch. Great spot, nice food lovely Merlot. drive around the valley, try to find the waterfall, the car museum is closed and we end up at Dieu Donne for coffee, beer and brownie! great view. Arvo sleep is good!!! Pizza next door with quinoa bean salad is just enough, but we come back to chocolate mousse on the bed!!! what is one to ...
... we moved inland from the ocean: leaves shaded autumnal brown and gold under a pink sky and set against a backdrop of olive-green mountains.
Lyndsey had found us a room at the Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge a few kilometres outside town which sounded promising but has exceeded all expectations. This is no ordinary hotel. Breakfast is served in the old farmhouse, which is large, grand and beautifully decorated. We are housed in a purpose-built cottage that backs ...
... in SA. Give over-priviledged 18 year olds a whole day of wine consumption and you can guess what the outcome is....pretty much a highscool field party. These kids live in a bubble and are oblivious to just how spoiled they are. I'm looking forward to getting back to Cape Town tomorrow.
Next time I go to a wine festival in South Africa, I will at least try to go on Sunday instead of Saturday.
Beautiful city though.
So, what have I been up to since you last heard from me? I went to a soccer game (USA vs South Africa!) in Cape Town with a group of about 40 Americans and a smattering of South Africans. We were delighted to be able to be able to sing both national anthems, and held a sign that read "we swing both ways". (HA!) USA won, but it was actually a close game. We were by far the biggest group of Americans in the stand, and the team came out and waved to us at the end. ...
... community we have.
Friday day, despite the exhaustion and stress of finishing classes and starting exams and final papers, it was time for the last AIFS hoopla, as we all headed to our program director’s house for one last party. I could foresee that it would most likely be a very long night filled with too much food, wine, laughter, and tears, and was a bit anxious that this would leave me quite drained for the rest of the weekend, as I ...
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