I had been looking forward to visiting Bo Kaap to see the iconic colorful houses since arriving in Cape Town. Bo Kaap, which translates to “Upper Cape” in Afrikaans, is situated on the slopes of Signal Hill just above the city center. Settled in the 1700s by Dutch colonists, the area is made up of brightly… Continue reading Cape Malay Cooking in Bo Kaap
A trip to the beautiful wine lands that surround the city is at the top of every well thought out Cape Town to-do list. On Thursday, I was finally able to visit wineries in Stellenbosch and I can confirm that the famous wine lands truly live up to their reputation. The mountain backdrop behind the… Continue reading Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch
Today I hiked Chapman’s Peak, a mountain about 10 miles South of Cape Town. The strenuous, rocky hike took about 3 hours, but it was beautiful in every direction throughout the entire climb and the peak was worth the sweat it took to see a gorgeous, panoramic view of Cape Town and Hout Bay.
While I am absolutely ecstatic to be leaving the country for the FIRST TIME EVER, there is a lot to do to prepare for my (hopefully) life-changing summer abroad. Since I am from Ohio, attend college 30 minutes away from my parents’ house, and never went on exotic oversea vacations while growing up, I have no… Continue reading My Comprehensive List of Things that Nobody Reminds First-Time International Travelers To Do