Taking a trip to Cape Town then this is definitely a restaurant to consider. It’s a small restaurant hidden up Hout, away from the Long St turmoil. The food is excellent. It’s not the cheapest place, but a good value for the high quality. The item we were told we had to try was the… Continue reading Savoy Cabbage
Month: March 2013
The founder of 88mph has been very generous in having the group over on many occasions. I thought I’d share some pics of the place because it’s ridiculous.
88mph Episode 2 – Meet the Team
Notice something in this picture?
Look closely. In order to get this you must know that our cat’s name is Walvis. We named him this after the coastal Namibian town of Walvis Bay. It was a place that Shannon and I had great memories from and thought it fitting for our cat. So here’s why I’m posting this. We’ve had… Continue reading Notice something in this picture?
88mph brought in over 30 mentors for the first two weeks of the program to share their wisdom. Here’s a quick video we put together on the topic:
Our Day Off
Thursday was Human Rights Day here in Cape Town. Due to a last minute cancellation of our boat cruise we opted for a picnic at a winery. I have no idea how to pronounce it but we spent the day at Buitenverwachting. We had our own private table and 4 large platters of bite-sized food… Continue reading Our Day Off
The Dogs Bollocks
Last night we met up with Grant from Innovate the Cape. His dinner suggestion was The Dogs Bollocks. We’re happy he made this suggestion. The ‘restaurant’ is located in the Fringe. It’s in a dark alley with no signage and pretty easy to miss. You definitely wouldn’t just stumble across it, but it’s worth searching… Continue reading The Dogs Bollocks
Shan saw the moment and had to capture it. Nice shot.
Arnaud and I are the 88mph documentary team in residence. Here’s a behind the scenes look at our latest project.
My Bike Ride to Work
88mph Episode 1
A little web series that Arnaud and I are putting together.
Cape Town Panoramic
Check out this panoramic shot of Cape Town.
What is on this ship?
Anyone know what is on this ship? Shannon and I had no idea. The virtual absence of sides made me feel as though this ship is one small wave away from the bottom of the ocean.
Last Thursday Stefano arranged a dinner for the EiRs and Startup folks to relax and have a good time. Our destination: The Bungalow. We hopped in Old Man Goldfish (our mini’s official name) and made our way over the pass. It’s always a treat to see Old Man G climb that hill. Please visit and… Continue reading The Bungalow
Things are Pretty Inexpensive in Cape Town
I speak of course in a relative manner, but we’ve found it quite affordable to live here. 1. Parking Parking in the city is pretty much nothing. You can park in a paid lot for about a dollar an hour no matter what kind of event is going on. No more $20 Cincinnati event parking.… Continue reading Things are Pretty Inexpensive in Cape Town
Can’t Stop Sweating
I’ve found that I sweat a lot here. It’s not humid, it’s really not that hot, but I can’t stop sweating. Every night our place is like a sauna with our only small respite being a tiny oscillating fan. Every morning the sun quickly blazes it’s way inside and I’m off to sweatsville again. Work… Continue reading Can’t Stop Sweating
Pedestrians Beware in Cape Town
This is not a friendly city for those wishing to cross the streets. ‘Walk’ signals should be translated as ‘Better not unless you’re sure there aren’t any cars coming, even if you can’t see them at the moment.’ We’ve had our fair share of close calls so consider yourself warned when visiting Cape Town.
Don’t Park Here
Saturday morning was our great trip to the Biscuit Mill (I’ll post about this later), but we returned with a nice R200 fine on our car (that’s about $20). The kicker was that someone had pointed this particular spot to us as a viable option. He was even there upon our return and acted as… Continue reading Don’t Park Here
I Like Camps Bay
What a great day. Today was JB and Shannon relax on the beach day. We got up at 7:30, went for a run, had a quick bite and headed to Camps Bay around 9am. Camps Bay began with a nice morning coffee and snack on the promenade. The kicker was the Cape Argus cycle race… Continue reading I Like Camps Bay
Leaving Hout Bay we knew next up was penguins at Boulders beach. How to get there? Take the m6 and enjoy the coast. Yes. Is the m6 the narrow, steep winding road towering over the cliffs and water below? Yes, maybe. Despite my initial apprehension the mini was a champ. Easily taking the winding roads… Continue reading Boulders Beach