Tag: Cape Town

OMG. Baby Owls at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town.

Posted on
May 25, 2015
 
Posted in: Attractions

I was tempted to once again use last week’s gimmick – of attempting to write about the Holy Grail, but getting distracted by my fascination with flightless birds – at the beginning of this post. But I didn’t want to exhaust the joke and besides, I don’t need any pretense here: this post is about…

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Blomvlei Primary School, Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on
Feb 23, 2015
 

Note: I wanted to share photos of the kids from the school we visited in South Africa but I realize that I don’t have permission from their parents or guardians – only their teachers. Consequently, I’ve tried to select images where the kids are either in the distance, or not visible head-on, so that it wouldn’t…

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Vicky’s B&B, Khayetlisha, South Africa

Posted on
Apr 22, 2013
Posted in: City Guide, Hotels

– In writing about South Africa, I wanted to finish on a high note. I really did. But I’m at the end now, and this last post about our trip deals with stuff that is, in no uncertain terms, heartbreaking and tragic. I’m sorry. In the wake of the last few weeks, I really wanted…

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We Go to a Pub in a Township, and Try the Local Brew

Posted on
Apr 18, 2013
Posted in: Attractions, Food

– My husband is a beer snob. It’s something I find quite endearing. The guy rarely touches wine, and ignores most liquors (with the exception of scotch because it’s scotch. It’s basically like drinking a campfire, i.e., amazing), but he’s somewhat of a fanatic for beer.

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Township Tour, Cape Town, South Africa

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Apr 16, 2013

– Rand and I have been talking a lot about entitlement lately. It’s something that comes up a lot for both us. I think we’re both incredibly scared of forgetting just how damn lucky we are. Every now and then, I take a minute think about how charmed my existence is: how every single day…

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A Not-So-Brief History of Apartheid in South Africa

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Apr 11, 2013

– After we returned to Cape Town, Rand and I took a township tour. I think, without hyperbole, it may have been one of the most significant experiences of my life. I very much want to tell you about it, but it’s impossible to talk about the townships without first talking about apartheid in South…

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10 Photos from Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on
Apr 1, 2013
Posted in: Photos, Top Ten

As hard as it was to leave the resort, Rand made it bearable by planning a few more days in Cape Town before we had to go home (you guys, he’s SO smart. There are days when I think I should marry him twice. Is that a thing? Because it should be). We stayed near…

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