Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world and it doesn’t take long to realise why. It is also know as the City of Angels or the Venice of the East.
This city is vibrant and full of life. Some of the people themselves are like walking pieces of art with their brightly colored hair. Such a beautiful sight to behold.
It thrills with energy, and the sightseeing, shopping, and eating possibilities are so vast that you’ll have little time to rest. When you do find a moment, though, you can pamper yourself at spas, skyline-view bars, luxurious hotels, and excellent restaurants. WHEN TO GO
From late October to late February, when Bangkok is at its coolest (85°F) and driest, is the best time to visit. By April the humidity and heat create a sticky stew that lasts until the rains begin in late June.
A Natural World Heritage Site, Cape Point is historic and, some even say, haunted. It is a birder’s rich escape and a botanist’s holy grail. It can seem absolutely fascinating to those with a keen eye, or, to the less curious, simply a finger of land jutting out into the ocean 60kms from Cape Town. Ultimately, though, it is one of nature’s great places. This is why.
The most South-Western point of the African continent
It was initially called the Cape of Storms due its devastating toll it took on the Portuguese explorers who attempted to round the Cape in the 1600s and 1700s. Eventually, however, it came to be seen in a different light. After the inhospitable Skeleton Coast of endless dunes and no water sources in Namibia, Cape Point became a symbol of hope. There was fresh water here and vegetables too, vital resources for the sailors. The chances of getting to India, their final destination, were now greatly improved. And so the Portuguese king renamed it Cabo da Boa Esperança, the Cape of Good Hope.
A meeting of two oceans (sometimes)
Cape Point is famed as the meeting point of two oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans, (the restaurant at Cape Point is even called Two Oceans) but this is not technically correct. The currents of the two oceans meet at the point where the warm water Agulhas current meets the cold water Benguela current and turns back on itself—a point that fluctuates between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point.
The piercing, ice-blue water of Cape Point looks like it comes straight from the antarctic, and if you go for a dip it can feel like it too. These waters contain some of the world’s great fish and mammals. Stingrays, dolphins and seals often provide food for everyone’s favourite villain of the sea, the great white shark, which is common in this part of the world and the surrounding waters provide the stage for its famous breaching. Orcas, humpback whales and southern right whales also visit the surrounding bays.
VISITOR’S INFORMATION Activities
Cape Point makes for a great day trip from Cape Town, as the hordes of tourists attest to. So arrive early to allow for easy access and limited waiting. The lighthouses and cliff faces are not the only attraction and a wide range of activities are on offer. You can picnic, hike, mountain bike, surf, kitesurf and even go on overnight hikes. A well-kept secret is that Cape Point has some of Cape Town’s best beaches and are a great idea in the busier summer months.
Hi loves! I hope you’ve all been doing well?!. Personally im ecstatic about finishing my mid semester exams and this babe is now looking forward to EIDD celebrations *happy dance*
Has anyone else seen and felt the amazing rays of sun? There couldn’t be a better way to usher in July than with the sunshine in all its glory.
So last weekend I decide to go to the Nairobi National Park (Entrance pictured above) as it had been a while.This is one of the most unique parks in the WORLD as it is the only one that sits inside a city. How lucky are we!! 🙂 🙂 The park also features the worlds cheapest safari for $50
We went at sunrise as per the advise we got from other friends who’ve visited the park, they said that that’s when you have better chances at spotting a wider variety of wildlife.
We didn’t get to see all the animals we had hoped to, but it’s okay, after all the park is in our backyard. Haha (not in a literal sense)
Hope you enjoyed the post and I’d urge anyone who’s in Nairobi to give the park a try. You won’t be disappointed. No promises though lol