Grande Roche Hotel
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking
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I cannot believe that 2 whole weeks ago I arrived here in Cape Town. On one hand it feels like only yesterday, but at the same time it feels like I have been here forever. One thing for sure is that in those 2 weeks we have explored all 4 seasons and are now going round again! My time at Prestwich Primary School continues to be challenging but rewarding. I spend most of my time working with ...
... me along a famous area near Paarl called the Spice Route. The Spice Route has wine, cheese, chocolate, beer and biltong (jerky but 10000x better) tasting. We were also going to stop by the local butcher and buy some meat for dinner, because they wanted to show me what a real South African braai (BBQ) was like. When we got to the butcher it really started to dawn on me how amazing the quality of food here, but also how similar the lifestyle here on the western cape is compared to back ...
... one then back to see our best mate Kenneth in the Pennant bar. This has nothing to do with the drinks he gives us. He's a nice guy, he has a friend in Lisbon who has an Indian restaurant so we've told him we'll meet him in town when we get there and treat him to lunch :-) They are starting the immigration process tomorrow at 6:30! Not with us they won't, as in Mauritius, I'll go when I'm ready ...
... and stirfry to order. The menu was displayed on an electronic board that went away very minute or so so it was virtually impossible to read it. We then asked and needless to say they couldn't speak English so they had to call someone to explain what they had. They thought it was rather amusing that we couldn't understand them which just frustrated us even more especially when they started to laugh. At least the food tasted nice. We then spent the remaining Turkish lire ...
... we finished at the museum we went to downtown Cape Town with our escort, Lunguesa. Most of us have a hard time pronouncing his name so we have given him an American name of Lucas Linguini. Seemed hard for most, but I've got it down ;) He took us to the Afrikaan Market where we practived our bartering skills. I did great! I was able to barter from 170 to 90 Rand. Pretty proud of myself ;) Then I had an Afrikaan version of Oliver Twist beg me to buy him something. "Please mam, may ...