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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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The Views of Victoria Falls Hotel

The Views of Victoria Falls Hotel

I never equated Africa with luxury. I dreamed of rugged safari drives to search for the Big 5,  riverboat journeys through Namibia on the Chobe, and loads of adventure. And yes, I found all that, but I also discovered luxury. Much Luxury. From the South African Winelands, the “foodie” and cosmopolitan city Cape Town, to […]

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A Stop in Solitaire, Namibia

A Stop in Solitaire, Namibia

A car pulled to the sole gas station and two guys exited. The first lit his cigarette and headed to the general store, the other lit his and started refueling the car. This was Solitaire, Namibia. The stop, a good distance from Windhoek, the capital city, and the coastal destinations of Swakopmund or the red […]

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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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Sunset Sunday – Swakopmund, Namibia

Sunset Sunday – Swakopmund, Namibia

Namibia claims to be the second least populated country in the world. It ranks behind Mongolia (tops on my bucket list for travel). The place can feel empty. Very empty at times. And not just in the desert. After the journey on the road from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund, we found out just how empty. The […]

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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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