Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gau-Trip

We had a wonderful time in Gauteng. It is the city where I grew up and spent a large part of my adult life. It was good to go there again! [But I do love living in Durbs now!]
I thought I would show you some of the inspiring sights on our trip.
We drove over the Nelson Mandela Bridge for the first time [in a downpour]. It's the largest cable-stayed bridge in South Africa. We boosted our enegy levels at Moema's in Parktown North. If you are ever in their neighbourhood - you must goAs you gaze at the amazing array of baked goodies - take their advice and "Don't drool on our glass, please!"I love the way that Lulu close by caters for their customer's canine companions!Objekt is the home of the work of some of South Africa's best designers and is well worth a visit! I love the 'Sale' sign perched on the rather ineteresting looking easel!A great few days of catching up with people and enjoying another part of the country!

12 comments:

Anairam said...

Looks like you had a great time. I sincerely hope that you tried some of those droolworthy cakes!

Estelle said...

Welcome back (-:
For me the bridge has become such a landmark - makes me feel excited every time I drive in that part of town.
Love your other pics - guess I'll have to catch up with your experiences and go to Parktown N again. So much to see...

Heloise Bottomley said...

Welcome back - it sounds like you had a fab time of it.

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Dizzy said...

Glad you enjoyed your holiday!
It's great to know there is someone else out there with young adults and all the challenges that brings!

Freshly Found said...

Anairam - Yes I did! Something caramel-chocolate-crunchie-ish! And there coffee was good too.
Estelle - Let's aim to meet in in Parktown North next time I get there!!!
Heloise - Thanks! We did have a good time!
Dizzy - Great to see you featured on South African Design Link Love!

Zee said...

Hello, thanks for visiting my blog! I really appreciate that!
Looks like a very nice place there. these big vases are so similar to one we have here! Same colors and shape!
Let me now explore your blog.

Patricia Gray said...

Wow to the pastries...thanks for the tour. I would love to visit your lovely country!!!

Krissy said...

wonderful photos! thanks for sharing them with us :)

please sir said...

Ohh welcome back - looks like a great trip!

Awesome fabric from South Africa said...

I am also from Durbs and just spent a few days in Joburg, and to my surprise I loved it. Definitely an African cosmopolitan city.

Lauren said...

Ooh, sounds like you had a great trip! Just catching up on your blog, so much inspiration, I love it x