Not quite sure where to make our first stop we stumbled upon a good special in a quite little town called Laguna Beach which is about an hour south of LA. Laguna Beach turned out to be an ideal stop to explore many of the beaches between LA and Laguna Beach, which is exactly what we did the next day. Driving along the beach road we passed some magnificent homes which literally went on for miles and we could only imagine what some of the properties along this costal stretch were worth.
During our first night in Laguna Beach we happened to walk past a restaurant called Mozambique and wondered in to see it was the real deal
. It turned out to be a restaurant run by South African who had been living in the area for more than 10 years. The menu had some tempting Southern African dishes on offer like Durban curry, peri peri chicken, boerewors and peri peri prawns. The restaurant was slightly out of our price range but after deliberating for a few seconds we decided we couldn't give up the opportunity to get a little taste of Africa I tucked into the deliciously spicy Durban curry and Inge-Marie enjoyed the finger licking good peri peri prawns. Besides the yummy food the wine list was just as good and the restaurant stocked our favourite South African wine, the Kaapzicht Steytler Vision but sadly a bottle would have completely blown our budget so we settled for a glass of Kanonkop Pinotage and few Windhoek Lagers. The evening was just what we needed and it got us all excited about getting home again!
We weren't quite ready to leave the States yet and since we hadn't seen much of southern California we decided to postpone our flight to South America and spend a few days in Southern California. The plan was to slowly make our making our way down to California's most southern city, San Diego before heading back to LA then to South America.