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AROUND THE WORLD WITH SHELLEY

AROUND THE WORLD WITH SHELLEYTrip Plan

Trip Plan Tags: 
food,
design + architecture,
city,
luxury,
beach + island,
hiking + trekking,
arts + culture,
educational,
adventure;,
family

On the 8th of August I will have the distinct pleasure to take Shelley on her first trip around the world (or at least a few stops). We will spend a few days in Germany, several weeks in South Africa celebrating "Hot at a Half a century" (my sister Laverne will be joining that club) and will return via Istanbul one of the civilized worlds oldest cities. So for those of you that are not going to follow us on Facebook - we will be posting our Memories in the Making on this website!

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See + Do Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town

Cape Town's most famous landmark is Table Mountain, a flat-topped mountain that stands 3,563 feet above the city. It has two mountains on either side, Devil's... more

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Beaches on the Garden Route
See + Do Beaches on the Garden Route, Garden Route

Long, often desolate beaches are the signature of the Garden Route, although you might miss some of the best—Keurbooms, Nature's Valley, and Buffalo... more

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Eating Salt Restaurant and Bar, Cape Town

Salt's location, poised on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Bantry Bay, is spectacular; ask for a table at the window to get the benefit of a glorious... more

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Eating La Petite Ferme Restaurant, Cape Town

Lunch at La Petite Ferme, a mountainside restaurant, inn, and winery in food-centric Franschhoek, an hour outside Cape Town, puts us in a Great Gatsby frame of... more

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Eating Knysna Oyster Tavern, Garden Route

Established in 1949, this no-frills tavern offers garlicky mussels, snoek pâté, fish and chips, and, as the name implies, a great selection of... more

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Eating Firefly Eating House, Garden Route

The bright red cottage of the Firefly Eating House—located on the causeway leading out of Knysna—takes the "fire" part of its name to heart.... more

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Topkapı Palace
See + Do Topkapı Palace, Istanbul

You'd expect the centuries-long family home of one of the world's foremost ruling dynasties and command center of an entire empire to be pretty impressive, and... more

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Sultanahmet: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern
See + Do Sultanahmet: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

Don't even dream of leaving Istanbul without visiting this holy trinity of sights. Packed with tourists, touts, and queues they may be, but the history and... more

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Eating Sofyali 9, Istanbul

In the center of the once-bohemian but now increasingly commercial Asmalımescit area just behind Tünel Square, Sofyalı 9 sits like a brightly... more

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Eating 360 Istanbul, Istanbul

A number that has become synonymous with trendoid Istanbul, 360 is the city's quintessential fly spot: A restaurant complete with summer terrace, bar, a strong... more

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Hotel W Istanbul, Istanbul

Istanbul is fast becoming Europe's capital of cool, and its hip-o-meter certainly clocked up a couple more notches with the April 2008 opening of the W in the... more

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Hotel Empress Zoe
Hotel Hotel Empress Zoe, Istanbul

Set alongside the glut of cheaper hotels, guesthouses, and hostels in Sultanahmet, the Empress Zoe is one of the rare places in the area to display any spark of... more

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Hotel Les Ottomans
Hotel Hotel Les Ottomans, Istanbul

When Hotel Les Ottomans opened in 2006 in a renovated 18th-century mansion in Kuruçeşme, a little way up the Bosphorus on the European side, it... more

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Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Hotel Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Istanbul

This mid-19th-century palace, located on the site of an 18th-century residence belonging to the last Ottoman sultans, housed the Turkish parliament for two... more

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Ayasofya Mansions
Hotel Ayasofya Mansions, Istanbul

It would be hard to get much closer to history than one of these small rooms that back onto the outer walls of Topkapı Palace and look directly at the side... more

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Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa
Hotel Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, Garden Route

Pezula's 78 rooms are scattered in groups of four across a headland that overlooks the Knysna lagoon to one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Bordering... more

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