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Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Other City By The Bay

San Francisco's twin city is right here in Cape Town. You have the beautiful bay and ocean, steep, hilly streets, diverse and well preserved architecture, a lively arts scene, great food, a cold fog that hovers over the city, wine country literally next door, and a laid-back vibe. If I had to call another urban place home, this is one that I'd definitely put at the top of my list. Just a few things to seal the deal: good public transport so that I can leave the car at home and better service in the restaurants - lunch can easily take 2 hours and even after those 2 hours, you have to hunt your waiter down to pay the bill.

Bo-Kaap's colorful Georgian homes

Looking into the City Bowl from Signal Hill where we sampled some Cape Malay cuisine at Noon Gun

A yummy, healthy lunch at The Kitchen in the Williamsburg-ish, artsy Woodstock.

The plant-knowledgeable Dot giving us a cycad anatomy lesson

Boulders Beach - home of the African penguin

The "tablecloth"

Outside Franschhoek, at the entrance of the La Motte Estate

The Cape of Good Hope - the most southwestern point of continental Africa

Chapman's Peak Drive

Sunset at Chapman's Peak

1 comment:

  1. It makes me so happy to see you enjoying your lunch at The Kitchen! What a great pic! I hope your time in our Mother City was a good one and that you will come see us again! Best of luck with all your adventures. Karen Dudley, The Kitchen