Lavender Farm Guest House Franschhoek
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Before arriving in Paarl, the next and last town on our wine tasting list, a brief stop was made at the front of a Maximum Security Prison. But you should know that this wasn’t any Maximum Security Prison. This was the one where Nelson Mandela was held for the last two years of his total 27 years of ...
... Heaven! In the first winery we got asked “You guys are from Cape Town, right?”, so clearly the pourers like a drink as much as the customers. After two wineries we were certainly getting into the swing of things, so much that we decided to drive onto a third, by which point we were maybe enjoying ourselves a little too much; nothing to do with the wine, of course. Our favourite wines were from a vineyard called Haute Cabriere and of course the aptly-named Porcupine ...
... nervous." And without thinking, I said “Oh don’t be nervous, you’ll do great!” I told my interviewer not to be nervous! Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around?! HAHA whoops... But anyway, both interviewer and interviewee did fine in my opinion, and we’ll see if it works out that I get to go on another trip this spring. Fingers crossed!
So with plans to depart for Cape Town on Friday afternoon, we awoke Friday morning ...
... address the issues facing Botswana. )
Tuesday night we had the German quesadilla party, but I think only one of our guests was actually German. (So much for that. Ha!) Everyone seemed pretty tired and was having a busy week, so the party was fairly subdued, although we did gather around my computer camera to sing Happy Birthday to my dad via skype! (Happy Belated B-day, Daddy-o!) After a late night nonetheless, I set a goal of being out the door by 9 a.m. Wednesday ...
Sunday was rainy and cold! A perfect day to stay locked up in my room, writing a very difficult paper that still isn't finished. I did find the time to go for an early morning run though, and came back soaking wet. (It started raining when I was in the middle of my run.)
I also skyped with my parents and got the wonderful news that my mom is planning on coming to visit in November! The international students all have a few weeks off at the end of the semester, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking