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Greenmarket Square in Cape Town

Greenmarket Square in Cape Town

One of the oldest squares in Cape Town, Greenmarket Square can be found just a few blocks off Long Street in the center of the city.  On one end of the street, I stayed at the Westin on the other end I found the perfect Royale with Cheese burger. And if you head to Cape Town […]

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Sunset Sunday – The Westin, Cape Town, South Africa

Sunset Sunday – The Westin, Cape Town, South Africa

During the World Cup, I spent a few nights in Cape Town. The $15 USD dorm rate at local hostels suddenly changed and the rates skyrocketed to nearly $50 (even more at some places) so I decided to take action. I checked in to the Westin, an SPG property that provided a pay and points […]

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Time to Return to the Pyramids of Egypt

Time to Return to the Pyramids of Egypt

During my time in Cape Town, I connected with Acacia Africa. The overland tour company provided me a half day tour of the city highlighted by a visit to the District 6 museum. Afterwards, they took me by the office and allowed me to see operations and listen to the stories of past adventure. Africa […]

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The Seafood Blues of Cape Town

The Seafood Blues of Cape Town

After the Camps Bay cocktail and then watching the  Atlantic Ocean sunset, I walked back down the oceanfront street to return to Blues for dinner. The place recommended by the hotel concierge, provided a clean, open air setting, a vibe for great seafood. The open kitchen provided full view to us watch the chef prepare […]

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Cape Town’s Bahia – One of the Best at the Waterfront

Cape Town’s Bahia – One of the Best at the Waterfront

Dropped off  at Victoria and Alfred’s Waterfront in Cape Town, we had 90 minutes for lunch.  Our guide gave recommendations from the fast and cheap (this meal was not included as part of the tour) to the elegant and elaborate. We selected the latter, and I am glad we did. Four of us left the […]

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The Grand Time of Camps Bay

The Grand Time of Camps Bay

I arrived in Camps Bay, the glitzy oceanfront neighborhood of Cape Town a few hours early. And after finding the restaurant slated for dinner, I decided to walk along the seashore and pass time. The roar of the ocean, the smell of the Atlantic, and the refreshing afternoon breeze put my mind very far away […]

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The Royale with Cheese, Cape Town’s Best Burger

The Royale with Cheese, Cape Town’s Best Burger

The burger. Regardless of where you are in the States, you can usually find a good, even a great burger place. Yet, such a quest can prove rather challenging outside America. Even in destination where you sink your teeth into the very best steak on the planet, as in Argentina (I lived in Buenos Aires nearly two months), the burger […]

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Sunset Sunday – Blue Train, South Africa

Sunset Sunday – Blue Train, South Africa

In Africa, I dreamed of safari, sunsets, soccer (World Cup) and deep discovery into my soul. I found it all and more. But one surprise for me, and my Stay Luxurious side was passage on South Africa’s Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town. The invitation, experience, and twenty-eight elegant hours I received, remain one […]

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