Top 10 unforgettable places (by Elsa)

Now that the dust starts to settle, I start to see more clearly the places that have marked me the most. When it comes to the order of them I ranked the list the first time on the plane back to Stavanger but since then whenever I rank them again they switch places sometimes. But I still include the same ones in my top 10 and they have one thing in common: given the chance I would definitely go back in an instant.

Cape Town – definitely a wonderful surprise. From the mountains, to the white sand and blue water beaches, to the wine farms and delicious tastings, this was an amazing place to be. Add the chance to be at the most southern point in Africa (part of the old glory days from Portugal), the view from the Table Mountain, the V&A waterfont and the beautiful African penguins and this is a difficult combination to beat!

San Francisco – I always thought I would like SF and it did not disappoint. The European feel of the city, the outgoing people, the great weather and the views around the bay are the things I miss the most, together with the cute sea lions 🙂 Continue reading

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Cape Town – a different side of Africa

If you have never been to Cape Town you need to get it on your list fast! It quickly became one of our favorite places, there is so much variety here. Preconceived notions aside Cape Town just does not fit into the typical African image that normally comes to mind. You know, the earth tones and long desert landscapes. It is just the opposite: mountains, green scenery, beautiful beaches of white sand and clear blue waters, wine farms and a beautiful coast line.

I cannot say what my favorite thing to do there was but I can say that this mix is what makes it such a special place.

If you get the chance to go there we suggest that you first take the cable car up to the top of the Table Mountain. From here you will have a 360 view of Cape Town and the region around it. Table Mountain has this name because it is totally flat when seen from below and when the clouds come over the mountain it looks just like a table cloth, check the photos below. If you are the most adventurous type you can also hike to the top of the table mountain instead of taking the cable car and also do some climbing. Continue reading

Shark Cage Diving – Bucket List

The white shark is the most feared marine animal by humans because of his fatal attacks all around the world where he gets in contact with humans. This also makes him one of the most respected creatures.

There are two ways to have contact with the white shark, diving with bottle and cage diving. Because I do not have the necessary diving course I could only do the cage diving and I believe it should be the first step for all that want to see first hand this shark, without counting the experience on seeing it from the boat.

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