These are all the rest of the photos from our time in Cape Town, a city that truly captivated us. Even as the single place where we've spent the most time since July, we left wanting more. With a smile we couldn't shake and a shimmer in our eyes, we both agreed, "I could live there."
Heaven for foodies, people-watchers, and trinket lovers, the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town's Woodstock neighborhood is the perfect place to spend a Saturday. We wandered idly, taking in delicious smells, bright artwork, lively music and tastes of many different foods, from Greek to Korean. There are local vendors with tables overflowing with leather goods and delicate jewelry to peruse. It's like a wonderful street fair or farmer's market, but with a distinctly South African flair.
We spent small bursts of time at the V&A Waterfront, mostly because it was a few minutes from where we stayed. Although criticized by some for being too commercial, V&A was a great place to shop and go to a movie on a night we felt like taking it easy. We lingered there again after returning from Robben Island for lunch and coffee.
Robben Island was moving and memorable. I had finished reading Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela's autobiography, the week before going, so I was particularly excited to see it firsthand. All guides on the island are former political prisoners. They each have their own stories and memories to share. Although I found that I got more out of reading Mandela's descriptions, it's still impactful and definitely something everyone should do once in their life.
So long Cape Town, until next time.