13th Birthday in Style

Breakfast at the Westin in Cape Town

As of yesterday, we have another teenager in the house! That sounds like a lot but we’re hopeful the second time around is easier than the first. After all, we’re only halfway there yet. Or less than half-way, some might argue, as the next two are going to be girls.

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Cape Town with Kids: Day Two

The breakfast spread at the Westin (there is even sushi! I told you we are a family of snobs) is just as exciting the second day. Noisette and I opt to just plow ahead with our own plan for a change, instead of opening the floor to debate. He wants to stand on the Cape of Good Hope, like I already ...  Continue Reading

Cape Town with Kids: Day One

What a relief to arrive in Cape Town coming from Mozambique. It feels a bit like the time when Noisette and I came back to West Berlin from East Berlin in the 1980s and almost felt like kissing the ground. Okay, I’m exaggerating just a wee bit, but nonetheless I make a wow to be much more patient ...  Continue Reading

Getaway to Cape Town

For our family, one of the best parts about moving to South Africa has been the easy access to some of the world’s greatest travel destinations. Where else can you get to the bush to see lions, a top ten diving location and tropical beach, or one of the most beautiful cities of the world, all within ...  Continue Reading