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Travel Blogs from Franschhoek
After only one night in Stellenbosch we moved to Franschhoek.
Franschhoek is apparently known for its excellent wine and restaurants and was first settled by the French Huguenots (hence the name French town). It retains the French feeling and is very pretty - the main street is lined with restaurants and cafes backed by vineyards and …
... the lightly musty smell, the cobwebs, the thick layers of dust that coat the walls and ceilings. It’s best when these are arched brick ceilings. I love it!
Today is no exception. La Petite Ferme has a relatively low yield, which is one of the elements that makes their wines so special. As such, it’s a small, cozy cellar and the barrels are approachable. John produces a long, skinny glass tube about two feet long ...
... it took us quite a while until we actually tasted another delicious red on our sun-drenched tongues -- our attempt to walk to the winery was largely unsuccessful, as we wandered around in circles and up one wrong street and down another. We still aren't sure, but we believe that the winery we were trying to visit has since disappeared -- either ...
... I couldn’t put my finger on why this felt quite so amazing, until I realized that it was because people of all ages, colors, languages, and ethnicities were cheering each other on. I guess that is all too rare here, and I hadn’t even really been aware of how rare this was until I experienced it. It was like we were all in it together, and everyone was rooting for everyone else. And it was this feeling of solidarity that kept me going to the top. I was proud ...
... that quite a lot of tall, handsome young men seemed to be milling about in the lobby. Our South African friends started getting so excited, as they realized it was South Africa’s national rugby team, the Springboks. This is big news, as apparently they are quite renowned! We then headed on through the Waterfront district and past the World Cup stadium in search of the Green Market, before finding out that it was in the complete opposite direction! After shopping ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting