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Monday, 31 August 2015 Harlem, New York

The Window Seat


Good morning from my window seat in our apartment in New York! I woke up at 5am New York time so I've just been planning our day while Rob sleeps in. Our apartment is small but homely and I feel like a real New Yorker blogging by the window. So far Harlem isn't too bad, there's a very large police presence which I think is a good thing. I'm hoping to convince Rob to head North to IHOP for breaky before hopping on the subway for the real adventures to begin!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Next Stop: New York City






Guysss, I have something very exciting to tell you... South Africa may be over but on Sunday, Robert and I are hopping on a plane to the urban jungle that is New York! We have all the usual touristy things planned but if you have any must do's please let me know. Y'know, cool bars, must eats etc. We are both big foodies.

Big loves,

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Kalk Bay and St James'


For my final morning in Cape Town it was time for a little brunch and down time in Kalk Bay.

Lion's Head, Blouberg and Constantia Glen


This afternoon I bring you 3 more things to do in Cape Town as we near the end of our amazing time here - only one more post left!

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens


Another must and something we always do other than Table Mountain is Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Newlands, Cape Town.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Long Street, Cape Town


Just a short walk from Mount Nelson is The Company's Garden and bohemian Long Street.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Afternoon Tea at the Mount Nelson


I know, I know, more food. But in a hotel this beautiful there is an afternoon tea worth boasting about!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Breakfast at The Alphen


If that bacon up there ^ isn't making your mouth water then I don't know what will!

Chapman's Peak, Noordhoek


Welcome to one of the most exquisite and breathtaking drives of your life...

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Llandudno, Hout Bay and Kommetjie


The next few days were spent roaming from beach to beach and bay to bay including Fish Hoek, Hout Bay, Kommetjie and Llandudno.

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town


Another easy ride from Camps Bay is the Victoria & Alfred waterfront which is definitely not your average harbour.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Table Mountain and Robben Island


Camps Bay became a great base for us to do the real touristy things Cape Town has to offer.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Camps Bay and Clifton, Cape Town


With the luxury of Franschhoek and La Petite Ferme to enliven our appetite it was time to enjoy a little hotel life in Camps Bay.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek


La Petite Ferme is hands down one of the most exquisite places I have ever had the privilege of eating, the photographs will speak for themselves.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Franschhoek, South Africa


After a chilled week in Villiersdorp it was time to treat ourselves. Just over an hour out of Cape Town and on the way back to the city from Villiersdorp is the idyllic French town of Franschhoek.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Dassiesfontein, Caledon


 On the road from Villiersdorp to Caldeon is a little treasure chest well worth a stop.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Villiersdorp Waterfall


 A short drive into the mountains from Villiersdorp is a spectacular waterfall.

Villiersdorp, South Africa


My dad's family all live in Villiersdorp which is sort of on the way back from Knysna to Cape Town just inland a little.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Wild Oats, Buffalo Bay


On the way back towards Cape Town about a 20 minute drive out of Knysna is the town of Sedgefield where you can get such a good breakfast/brunch.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Knysna, South Africa


Knysna was a very special stop on our journey up the Garden Route and would provide the base camp for the adventures further East over the next week or so.

Minor Technical Difficulties


So you know I said I would be uploading my South African posts every morning and it started off pretty well and  now it is slacking off? Well it isn't actually my fault, I'm really struggling to upload my images onto blogger. Occassionally I click the 'choose files' button in the upload tab and it starts to upload the images and then the web page crashes (thanks Chrome) but most of the time it doesn't respond at all when clicked. Anyone got any advice or tips to help me solve this problem? It would be much appreciated. I've been trying to upload them in Internet Explorer instead but it is painfully slow...

Come on Google Chrome, please don't let me down!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Whale Watching, Hermanus



The next stop on our mini road trip up the Garden Route was whale watching in Hermanus.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Betty's Bay


Betty's Bay is home to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens which are worth exploring everyday of the week. (Literally, they are open 365 days a year!)

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Betty's Bay, South Africa


After a busy week in Cape Town we were due some down time so spent the weekend in Betty's Bay with friends.

Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek


Every Thursday from 4.30-8.30pm during the summer months, there is a community market at Cape Point Vineyards which is perfect for you sociable foodies.

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