I’ve talked about it before, but on March 30th we had some serious wind in Cape Town. It hit 70km/h gusts. The wind was so strong it was blowing water from the tops of the white peaks in open water. We traveled to Hout Bay this day and sand was being blown across the road.… Continue reading Cape Town Wind
Had to post some pictures of this place in Camps Bay. Unreal. See more pics here: http://airows.com/first-crescent-house-lions-head-camps-bay-south-africa/
This was the scene in our apartment this morning. Do you remember me telling you about the prepaid electricity meters? Well, as Shannon was packing this morning at 5am to leave for her trip we found out just how important it is to watch it. With iPhone in hand we saw a flashing 0.0 with… Continue reading When the Lights Go Out In the City…errr…Apartment
I say first departure because she’ll be gone one week and then returning here for 4 days and then she’ll be leaving Cape Town (note my sad face as I write this). She’s off with her family on a week-long trip through Botswana and Zimbabwe. I’m very jealous and sorry to see them leave, but… Continue reading Shan’s First Departure
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
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.
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
Arnaud and I are the 88mph documentary team in residence. Here’s a behind the scenes look at our latest project.
Check out this panoramic shot of Cape Town.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Monday night Shannon arranged a movie night for us at the Pink Flamingo Cinema. The movie we saw is one of my favorites of all time, The Fifth Element. Nothing especially different about the movie this time as I’ve seen it dozens of times and love it every time, but it was all about the… Continue reading The Pink Flamingo Cinema
Per the recommendation of a colleague, Shannon and I decided to attend last night’s PechaKucha in Cape Town. The way it works is anyone can apply to speak at the event. You have one limitation: 20 images/slides and each slide is only shown for 20 seconds. Last night there were 9 speakers who presented ideas… Continue reading PechaKucha