Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

Bo-Kaap is a small town in Cape Town which is also known as the Malay Quarter. You definitely won’t miss it especially because it stands out when you walk along the corner of Long street and Strand Steet because of its super brightly colored houses. It’s quite a beautiful sight. Our local tour guide said that the Bo-Kaapers started painting their houses with different colors after the rule of apartheid ended. He said that people wanted to express their emotions and was tired of the color white which was the color of all the houses in Cape Town. It is also linked to the celebration of Eid by Muslim people in the area. So yeah it was pretty interesting. I loved how vivid the colors were! ūüėć

Taken by: Elaine Adoptante
Taken at: Bo-Kaap area, Cape Town, South Africa
Taken on: 10 October 2017
Device Used: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

© 2017 ELAINE ADOPTANTE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Meet Nick from USA

I met Nick in Tokyo. He was very smart young man. When I met him he was already been traveling around Japan for about 3 months and can already speak Japanese! He probably has a job now in Tokyo coz he loved Japan so much he didn’t want to leave! And by the way, Japan is the first Asian country he’s ever visited! ūüôā Good times!

Diaz Beach, Cape of Good Hope

This is the view of the¬†Bartolomeo Diaz Beach, Cape of Good Hope in South Africa from the foot of the¬†Cape of Good Hope Lighthouse. It was such a beautiful sight. I stared at this landscape for a good 10 minutes. It was surreal. This photo doesn’t even justify half of it’s beauty. Definitely one of my favorite sceneries in Cape Town.

Taken by: Elaine Adoptante
Taken at: View of the Bartolomeo Diaz Beach, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Taken on: 14 October 2017
Device Used: Apple Iphone 7

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Food Finds: Springbok

We ate at Dieu Donne Vineyards, Franschhoek in Cape Town, South Africa during one of our stops during our wine tour in Cape Town. I ordered Springbok with Potato dauphinoise, butternut purée, wilted spinach, truffled exotic mushrooms and a port jus. It was really good! The springbok meat was so soft and it was tender. I loved it so much! I thought it will be gamey but it was far from gamey. I highly recommend this restaurant and they have really good wine as well!

Twelve Apostles Mountain from Camps Bay Beach

This is the view of the¬†Twelve Apostles Mountain from Camps Bay in Cape Town around sunset. Cape Town’s sunset is the most beautiful sunset I’ve experience so far. The view of the Twelve Apostles Mountain from the shore of Camps Bay is simply breathtaking. It’s truly amazing.

Taken by: Elaine Adoptante
Taken at: Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Taken on: 12 October 2017
Device Used: 
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

© 2017 ELAINE ADOPTANTE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Meet Matteo from Italy

I met Matteo through couchsurfing. Matteo was a great host! He was extremely busy but he still took the time to talk to us and even made us dinner. He’s very thoughtful. He’s a funny guy, we had quite a good laugh. Even when we only stayed with him for a night, it was still great. And he bought us pastry in the morning before we left so that was too kind of him.

Food Finds: Salmon Soup and Rye Bread

We had this salmon soup and rye bread in Ravintola Kannas (Kannas Restaurant) in Helsinki, Finland. It was the best fish soup I’ve had so far. The salmon was so fresh and the soup was amazing! It’s perfect with the rye bread that was included when you order it. Oh and by the way, the serving of this soup is good for 3-6 people. It in a massive bowl. It was affordable and definitely worth every penny. It’s perfect for big groups coz it’s massive and it’s full of fish meat and potatoes. We ordered this as a starter before we gorged down the meat platter we ordered that had reindeer and venison in it. Gosh how I wish I can have this meal again!