Wednesday, May 07, 2008


So much to recount from our long, long African holiday. I spent a bit of time in South Africa for work. You can catch up on that leg of the journey on my work blog.

Scott then met me in Johannesburg and we headed down to Capetown for the weekend.

Beautiful spot. Highlights include:

-- good wine (courtesy of local Stellenbosch vineyards);

--a relaxing stay at a very lovely B&B called Cape Twenty Two located in the Oranjazicht neighborhood, Afrikaans for "Orange View," since in colonial times one could see the orange groves below, whose harvest allowed ships to guard against scurvy;

--a day trip out to the Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope (described by Sir Francis Drake in 1580 as "The most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth." Read its fascinating history here); and

--watching the resident colony of (highly comical) penguins at Boulders Beach, part of beautiful Table Mountain National Park.

You can view our photos below or click here for a larger version (be sure to activate slideshow)

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