|The highlight of our stay in Sandton (a suburb of Johannesburg) was a shopping mall (barf!!). But the food was good with many different restaurants and the weather was perfect.|
|The mall was part of Mandela Square. Gave me goose bumps on a number of occasions to be in the land of Nelson Mandela.|
The highlight of the trip so far south was a few days in Capetown with some friends. What a gorgeous place. Reminded me a bit of SoCal - oceanside walkway, cafes and restaurants, lots of people exercising. loved it!
|The view North, just outside our hotel. Lion's head mountain. We stayed along the waterfront at Bantry bay.|
|The waterfront...just a block from our hotel.|
|Old town with a fortress in the foreground.|
|Hiking to the top of table mountain. Yes, we climbed to the top through this gulley. It was a strenuous hike, but beautiful.|
|Almost to the top (pant, pant).|
|Made it. Here I stand at the edge of the continent where 2 oceans meet.|
|Evening on the main beach.|
One thing I didn't get photos of was our bicycling wine tour in Stellenbosch. Of course trying to take photos while biking and drinking wine just didn't seem like such a great idea. but suffice to say, we had fun!
More to come soon. on my way home to Bishkek from South Africa, i stopped for 24 hours in Antalya, Turkey where a friend of mine was staying. too many photos for one post, so i will add them separately.