Tag: Cape Town

Changing Up the Blog: Less posts and more enjoying vacation

You may have noticed that in my series of posts about my summer Iceland trip, I skipped over my time exploring the South Coast and the Golden Circle.  Part of the reason is due to a busy summer at work, it took me awhile to get to editing my photos and drafting blog posts, and
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Air Namibia Cape Town to Windhoek:  Shenanigans, or the 2 Hour Flight That Became an All-Day Journey

This is part 10 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air Namibia Flt. 704  Cape Town to Windhoek (via Walvis Bay) Sched. Dep. 11:30am    Actual Dep. 1:09pm Sched. Arr.  1:20pm   Actual Arr. 4:30pm A319, Coach In the aftermath of Unitedgate, where everyone became an expert on
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Protea Hotels of Cape Town:  Protea Cape Castle, Protea Victoria Junction, and African Pride 15 on Orange

This is part 9 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. As explained in my intro post for this trip, my five nights in Cape Town were all spent at Protea-family properties – the South African chain that became a Marriott brand a few years ago.  Four
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Exploring Cape Town: Part 3:  Table Mountain hike, Company’s Garden, Bo-Kaap

This is part 8 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. My last day in Cape Town was an ambitious one, but I was pretty successful.  In the morning, I did Table Mountain, and then in the afternoon I did a loop of the northern part of
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Exploring Cape Town: Part 2: District 6 Museum, Castle of Good Hope, Greenmarket Square and Cape Town Pride

This is part 7 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. After the disaster of my Cape of Good Hope day and early bedtime, I was committed to make the most of my two days left in Cape Town – which I think I did.  By total
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You’re Allowed One Disastrous Day: Or My Daytrip to the Cape of Good Hope; Or Don’t Rent with Thrifty in South Africa

This is part 6 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. My theory on long trips is that you’re allowed one disastrous day without it ruining the vacation. My second day in Cape Town was that day. My plan was to rent a car for the day
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Exploring Cape Town: Part 1: V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, First Thursday

This is part 5 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. I had five nights in Cape Town, but only four days, arriving late at night on Wednesday and leaving on Monday morning. I could have easily spent ten days exploring Cape Town and its environs alone,
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Trip Report: Air France Paris to Cape Town (CDG-CPT) Business Class

This is part 4 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air France Flt. 864 Paris- Charles de Gaulle to Cape Town Sched. Dep. 10:10AM    Actual Dep. 10:45AM Sched. Arr.  10:30PM      Actual Arr. 11:18PM Boeing 777-200, Business Class My flight from Dulles landed at the M concourse
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South Africa & Namibia Preview #2: Planning My Stay, Hotels, the Protea Prokard Explorer, and IHG PointBreaks

This is post #2 in a series about my February-March 2017 Trip to South Africa and Namibia. With flights booked into Cape Town and out of Johannesburg, I had to figure out how I would spend my 12ish days in Africa.  From talking to folks, it seemed I really could spend the whole time in
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