Tag Archives: Cape Town

Touristing at home: Cape Town City Walk

It’s always amazing to discover the fascinating nooks and crannies of the city that has been your home for 20 years (or, for that matter, any city). On the corner of Long Street and Wale Street, about two storeys up, … Continue reading

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Ambling Along The Liesbeek

I have driven along the Liesbeek River most week mornings for the past 19-or-so years. The most recent year, I did it less, having left the world of ‘9 to 5’ behind me. I’m back in the Ivory Tower, though, … Continue reading

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Touristing at Home: Greenmarket Square

In June, I spent a good amount of time sitting in ancient Sicilian squares watching people and staring, awe-struck by the age of the enormous, intricately carved buildings surrounding the squares, the hot Mediterranean air swirling with stories from a … Continue reading

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Saving Li’l Turtles

I went to a Travel Massive event at the Two Oceans Aquarium on Tuesday. It’s a pretty spectacular place at night. In fact, it’s a pretty spectacular place always, but somehow being there after hours and having it all to … Continue reading

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Love In The Time of Woolworths

Over the holidays I went to Woollies in the city to pay some bills. A sweet, romantic scene played out in front of me that made everybody in the queue smile, and then not. I’ll just copy/paste the letter I posted … Continue reading

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Magical Music In A Church

The Central Methodist Mission Church has watched over Greenmarket Square since 1878. It’s seen much and housed many, many congregations as well as a good few political meetings and social gatherings in its time. On Tuesday night it was filled … Continue reading

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Infecting The City

Infecting the City is the epitome of public art. Accessible, edgy, varied and free, it uses the city itself – its pavements, malls and buildings – as its stages and galleries on which to bring dance, music, poetry and art … Continue reading

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