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South Africa Holiday Part 1: 5 Nights in Captivating Cape Town [Aug. 11th, 2010|03:21 pm]
Ava Monique *Nikki*
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Wahhh! It’s because of this 9-day South Africa trip that I’ve almost completely abandoned my blog! It’s just that I always get cross-eyed and dizzy when I have to sort out so many pictures from just one trip/event. We took so many photos in South Africa that it already felt like such a chore even to just browse through them, much more to pick out a few to post here. Really couldn’t get myself to do it these past few months. Couch potato!

I feel weird writing about such old news, but might as well get this over and done with. Because even though I’m too lazy to post about this, I don’t want to have missing entries in my blog either. :p

It was long ago at the end of April that I left for Cape Town, South Africa with my mom and sister Joann. Our mom has always wanted to see Africa, so Joann and I decided to take her around South Africa for our leave. My sister and I have already been to Cape Town before, but we haven’t really explored the place so much since we don’t have a lot of time during layovers. This time, we had 5 nights there to enjoy all the amazing sights. The only downfall was that the place felt unsafe and creepy.

Upon arrival in Cape Town, we went to the V&A Waterfront for dinner. That night, we met Randall, a really nice taxi driver whom we ended up hiring for most of our stay to take us all over the city. We got to see penguins, feed a giraffe, hold owls, and see so many beautiful sceneries, but my favorite of all was when we were on top of Table Mountain with the clouds.

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Captivating view of Table Mountain from the airplane window as we were landing into Cape Town

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Me, Joann, mom at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

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Touring Cape Town with our driver Randall

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African Penguins at Boulders! :)

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False Bay at Boulders – love the colors of the water!

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Beautiful Boulders

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Cape of Good Hope with Joann

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Cape Point Lighthouse

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Cape of Good Hope

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Chapman’s Peak

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At the V&A Waterfront, where the Table Mountain was covered with clouds

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We went to the Tygerberg Zoo Park for the animals, but I was more excited to see a group of very cute “colored” kids! Haha.

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Feeding Gerry the Giraffe with the help of Sampy (Gerry’s handler) at the Giraffe House

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At the Boschendal Manor House

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Boschendal Wine Estate

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The Huguenot Monument

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Super fluffy tiny owls at Spier

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Got to hold an owl, but too bad it didn’t know how to face the camera. :p

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Going up Table Mountain via cable car, with Lion’s Head on the left

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Cute African kids on a field trip to Table Mountain

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View from the top of Table Mountain

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Table Mountain, before the clouds started to cover it

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I absolutely loved it when the clouds started approaching! They looked like cotton candy. :)

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We felt like we were in heaven! This is one of those places where you feel like you can sit there forever.

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Table Mountain almost completely covered in cotton clouds

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At Camps Bay, with the 12 Apostles covered in clouds too!

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The Lion’s Head at Camps Bay

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The Cape Town Stadium, a venue for the World Cup 2010, shaped just like Table Mountain

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Sunset at the cloudy V&A Waterfront

Goodbye, Cape Town! Up next, off to the wild for our African safari! :)
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Comments:
From: ext_228373
2010-08-11 05:45 pm (UTC)

WOW!!!

Wow!!! You're back ate :-) I've been checkin' on your blog lately.. I'm so happy seeing you're travels... Sana ako rin :-) Idol na kita dito :-)
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-08-12 11:29 am (UTC)
I really love the quality of your pictures. :) Your camera does its job well. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-10-16 09:16 am (UTC)

facebook

it is so nice you made time to write. I suppose you use Facebook more than the blog. I would like to accept me as a friend on your list. my real name is Dana Stoia.

dee_sbz (Romanian girl)
I wrote you once an year ago about becoming a flight attendant. even if, probably this remains a dream, I liked your blog and I am loooking to see where you have been from time to time.

best wishes,
Dana
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-03-04 10:34 am (UTC)

Creepy?

Hey
Why did Cape Town feel creepy?
I'm just curious, I've been living here for 8 years and nothing creepy about it and I do all the touristy things all the time.
I get the unsafe part, that goes for any 3rd world country. But I've never been mugged or anything. I do hate the VAST amount of a beggars harassing you everywhere you go, it is horribly annoying and they are very insisting.
My email is anco.henning@gmail.com if you wanna reply. I'm very curious!
But I stumbled upon your blog when I was searching for a wine estate in Stellenbosch and google came up with your picture and I checked it out, looks like you have so much fun! Love the pics!
Have a good one,
Anco
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From: fatiduel
2011-04-08 05:19 pm (UTC)
Your blog looks nice, even so it would be far better if you’ll be able to use lighter colors too as a professional design. This will make sure that a lot more readers come to check it out.Informative post by the way!

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From: dandreyrul
2011-10-31 05:13 pm (UTC)
Very happy I found your site. Will note it and return for more info.

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