De Addis Abeba a Ciudad del Cabo (From Addis Ababa to Cape Town)


The Mother City
April 19, 2012, 3:31 pm
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We’ve arrived (albeit a week ago) in the Mother City, our final destination (well, for the purpose of this trip and the blog anyway) and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Cape Town.

Dinner on the patio

Dinner on the patio

Although we’ve just been here seven days, a lot has happened. We’ve enjoyed delicious wine again – both at Steenberg for Gus’ 50th birthday party as well as at a few of the many gorgeous vineyards in Franschoek and have eaten amazing food, I’ve started running again (man, that’s been hard going but I had to start somewhere. The beautiful scenery helps take my mind off my screaming lungs and heavy breathing just a bit), we’ve told just about everyone now that we’ll be moving to Melbourne in a matter of months (we’ll be travelling by plane this time!) instead of settling in Cape Town as originally planned (Cape Town will just need to hang on for a little while longer) , we’ve driven along Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most amazing mountain roads in the world (and stopped for champagne and sunset views along the way), we’ve been for mountain walks and have climbed Lion’s Head, which will probably be one of the most memorable walks for me for a while as that’s where Alberto proposed. I wasn’t quite expecting it, I swear!

Beautiful Steenberg

Beautiful Steenberg

The valleys of Franschhoek

The valleys of Franschhoek

Enjoying delicious wine at Moreson in Franschhoek

Enjoying delicious wine at Moreson in Franschhoek

Hout Bay and the Sentinel

Hout Bay and the Sentinel

Chapman's Peak Drive

Chapman's Peak Drive

So with at least five more weeks to go, I’m sure we’ll have many more good times in Cape Town, a city that is rather special to me (and not just for recent obvious reasons :-p ).

My surprise

My surprise

For now though, I guess this is my last installment for the blog as we’ve reached the place we intended to after leaving London five months ago.

Thanks for following our travels and reading about our many adventures – it’s been great to know you’ve been travelling along with us.

Our African journey was emotional, definitely challenging and at most times amazing, but nothing quite feels as right as being home!

Goodnight and good luck!

Goodnight and good luck!

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7 Comments so far
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Thank you for all the posts and photos along the way, even if I did get so homesick for Africa at times, especially the Berg! I hope you guys start a new blog for Oz :) Enjoy the rest of your remaining time in SA. Keep exploring and enjoy every adventure.

Comment by Cheryl

It’s been great following your progress through Africa and I’m delighted to hear about your engagement. Enjoy the next few weeks in Cape Town and good luck for Australia.

Neal

Comment by nealgandhi (@nealgandhi)

Nooo don’t stop! I’ve loved reading your blog and think you should just keep on blogging — I mean after all fianceed life in OZ is going to be another adventure?!!!

Enjoy ya time ‘at home’ in Capetown and once again mega congrats on your engagement! xxxxx

Comment by Berni

I’ll say again, I’m so happy for you guys! What an amazing adventure you have had, proud of you, well done. You did it! :) I’ve really enjoyed your posts and your trip has put Africa and South Africa on my list! Many of your photos I’d have as canvas prints on my walls, especially Hout Bay and The Sentinel. The 4×4 journey on your previous post reminded me a wee bit of the journey from Vientienne to Vang Vieng in Laos. How manicured are your nails? Mine look like I’ve been the one who has backapakced for the last 5 months! What a stunning ring, well done Alberto, it’s beautiful!

Love and hugs to you both. Can’t wait for the next time we meet!

xx

Comment by Valerie McIntosh

Well, what can we say? Congratulations to 2 special people and lots of love, and happy days, and luck as you start another journey together. Thank you, Alberto, for looking after our daughter and for making her happy – what more can parents wish for?
Lots of love x x

Comment by Cheryl

Muy bien chavales! estoy orgulloso de vosotros! ha sido un placer leer vuestra aventura y me alegro de que hayais completado el reto satisfactoriamente.

Parece que habeis dejado lo mejor para el final, como en las buenas pelis! Enhorabuena por el compromiso!

UN saludo y a seguir disfrutando!

Comment by Angel

Loved your blog and following your adventures, want to hear all about your new adventures in OZ

Comment by Amy




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