We stayed in a hostel and every evening was a party – wine, gorgeous food and laughter. The French were so welcoming.
Going to the cape was amazing, the wind was so strong it nearly blew you off your feet. I loved the vocal groups singing on street corners, the art, the penguin colony and animals.
We headed off for a long drive to a nature reserve on the coast. Beautiful dunes of white sand, warm seas, whale bones on the beach, wildlife all around. Idyllic.
We stayed with friends out in the wine country, travelled along the coast, went into Cape Town and up Table Mountain.
We stayed in this delightful house on a nature reserve in South Africa. Every morning we’d sit outside for breakfast and throw crumbs for the birds. The most amazing array of colourful birds would come to visit.
The Royal Palace had fallen into disrepair but the Vietnamese was rebuilding history as fast as they could. There were many tourists to satisfy!
I do find these places fascinating despite all that. The art and lavish decoration is fabulous.
We arrived in Hue on a grey day with drizzling rain. But we weren’t going to allow that to spoil things.
First stop was the Royal Palace.