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Travel Blogs from Franschhoek
He guides us back to the restaurant and into the belly under the diners. He shows us the stainless steel vats and talks about how he and his wife take turns at night to come here and 'punch the cap’ to keep the skins mixing with the juice to extract the tannins that will help it cellar well. He talks of the risk of carbon dioxide poisoning during this stage and describes how they take precautions to avoid falling victim ...
... We arrived early in the morning and were hopeful by the end of the day we would have sighted at least one. And we did.
It rained and rained in the afternoon while we were there. Liliian and I managed to find a nice cafe and have some coffee. Terrible coffee actually. Terrible. But it was shelter none-the-less. After the rains we saw them...so amazing to see. It was exciting enough for me to see the fins sticking out ...
A day to explore both Stellenbosch and Franschhoek really was not even close to enough time, but it was all we had, So after a morning spent in Stellenbosch, we drove back to Franschhoek, where had a quick lunch of veggie burgers at our perfect little cottage. By the time we finished, it was already after 3:00pm, which meant that most wineries ...
... for jamming in as many people as possible, and not following the rules of the road. We figured this would be another interesting experience, so we climbed aboard. Within seconds, we were clutching each other’s hands and praying for dear life. As the van slid backwards on a hill into oncoming traffic, we made the driver let us out on the side of a hill. We then waved down the next taxi car we saw (one that looked more reliable than the cheaper mini bus) squeezed ...
... A lot of friends, food, and festive Fall fun. (how’s that for alliteration?)
Friday morning I slept late, and then left my flat mid-morning to head to the gym and to do some errands. I spent the afternoon and evening doing homework, which was a bit of a drag but I probably could have gone out if I had actually focused on my work during that time instead of alternating between writing papers and watching that Disney Channel Movie “The Color of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility