Things to do in Cape Town, the Helderberg, and the Cape Winelands

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USA 2019 – 18 Staying in Hillcrest and walking about Bankers Hill in San Diego (2019-10-28)

Early morning, and after having enjoyed three glorious days as a tourist in Washington DC, I caught an early morning Southwest flight from Dulles International Airport through to San Diego via Atlanta, for a total flight time of just over… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 17 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC (2019-10-27)

The renowned Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum, education, and research complex in the world, featuring a jaw dropping network of about 23 cultural institutions that run the gamut of museums, galleries and even a zoo. It was now my… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 16 National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington DC (2019-10-27)

There is such an incredible amount of things to see in Washington D.C. (even more so given my proclivity to all things historic, natural, and scientific) that it is near impossible to see everything unless you live there for at… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 15 United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC (2019-10-27)

Situated on the grounds of the United States Capitol, near Garfield Circle, lies the oldest continually-operated botanic garden in the United States – the United States Botanic Garden. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1820, the botanic garden houses an… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 14 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC (2019-10-27)

There’s nothing more disappointing than finding your most eagerly anticipated tourist sight or experience covered in scaffolding and men at work signs. This then is exactly what awaited me as I, who suffers from a life long love and admiration… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 13 Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington DC (2019-10-27)

My third day in Washington D.C. started out with grey clouds and a sprinkling of rain. Early breakfast at the hotel done, and underground Metro successfully navigated, I walked across the National Mall and up the stairs to stand in… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 12 Wiseguy Pizza in Chinatown, Washington DC (2019-10-26)

After a very long day out on my feet, having walked through and taken in the Smithsonian National Zoo, the Union Station, the United States Capitol, and the beautiful Library of Congress, it was time to head back to the… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 11 Browsing in the Library of Congress in Washington DC (2019-10-26)

Standing as the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, and billed as one of the largest libraries in the world, the Library of Congress, with its collection of millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts, is… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 10 The United States Capitol in Washington DC (2019-10-26)

Recently I have been playing a LOT of The Division 2 on my aging Xbox One, which sees you running around and restoring order to a devastated and factionally overrun Washington DC, following a deadly global biological attack. So far… Continue Reading →

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