Val d'Or Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... about the group....it took only 3 tastes of wine before a table began singing, and then Beverley jumped up and started conducting rounds of the song. Oh oh!
A short drive to Oudtshoorn where we checked into a quaint old hotel, The Queens Hotel, which everyone really enjoyed. For Lyn's birthday we, with Janet and Gary, had dinner on the outdoor terrace of the hotel - rack of lamb and a lovely Shiraz. ...
... it's time to call it a day and pack it in. Africa will still be here for the next trip.
Once again, Air Namibia was pleasant and friendly, and the meal on board was appreciated. I was sitting next to a PhD student working on her thesis in urban planning. She's from Cape Town, has lived in the US as well as South Africa, and was able to offer a lot of interesting perspective on how South African cities have developed the way ...
... and it's supremely satisfying to stumble upon one like My Wyn, which produces some truly excellent wines.
You never know what to expect from a winery this size - are they keeping their operation small to ensure quality by focusing on a few select wines, or are they just starting out as a winery? We've found smaller wineries in the Okanagan to be hit or miss, since wine has become such a big business in the area in recent years, ...
... children are taught here is very different from the way we are taught back home. Discipline is very much a part of how the children are educated. Route memorization and repetition are used often thus challenging the idea of comprehension. It has been a bit of a struggle to understand, accept and re-think how to teach and re-direct the children in a way that suits the staff here, and myself.
After helping with lunchtime which somehow always becomes ...
... like they just walked of Malibu beach, plus they all have nice cars. There must be private schools here too as loads of girls walking around in school uniforms. There is definitely a buzz around the place.
After a relaxing day I head off to see another vineyard. I did the tour but after yesterdays it was bit of the same. They really only get you into buy the wine and they were hitting the sales route hard!