*S.A* Gift Shop at Lion Park 獅子園後續

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※ 獅子園後續
※ Follow up on Lion Park

看到上圖的Exit圖示了嗎,要出獅子園就得通過 “5” 個圓頂建築物,進去了才知道原來是禮品店啊!
You guys see the Exit sign in the picture, in order to exit the park, you have to walk through 5 buildings (Domes as they call it).  And all of them are gift shops, with each building catering to a different styles of gifts

第一個Dome有著很多動物的雕刻擺飾品
First Dome are sculptures of animals

 

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老鷹帥呆了有沒有

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當地文化的鼓

最值得一看的就是下面的棋盤了,乍看下似乎只是普通有人物的棋盤,但是仔細看了一下才發現居然一方是白人,一方是黑人啊,這麼尷尬的種族問題怎麼就躍然棋盤上了呢 LOL
A look at this chess set, a very controversial piece of art

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種族棋盤
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有人像的是比較有名的白人總統
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有名的黑人領袖,由左數來第四個是曼德拉
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傳統女性的雕刻
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做得栩栩如生呢

剛剛說了總共有五個圓頂式的建築都是禮品店,帶著小朋友的時候逛這些禮品店真的是想扒光父母的錢就對了!
As we said before about the 5 Domes we have to pass in order to exit, it like robbing parents of their money especially when you have kids with you lol

第二個Dome裡面是比較賣小型一點的禮品組,像是下面的圖片有著一罐南非好喝的奶酒Amarula 搭配一個Shot Glass,或是五大動物的杯子之類的… 帶著小朋友的時候就怕它們隨手一碰…
Dome 2 is more of a glassware place, famous Amarula liquor with a shot glass.  We passed this Dome as fast as we could as we were afraid what may happen if one of the kids decide to knock something down.

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第三個Dome之後我都沒有照到… Orz 但是一個是賣紀念衣服,一個是賣首飾類的,最後一個就是賣紀念品跟結帳區啦。結帳的時候手都在發抖了有沒有
From Dome 3 we forgot to take pictures. Other domes were selling clothes, accessories/jewelry and small gifts with a check-out register.

獅子園後我們轉戰 Mall of Africa, 這家是最新開的購物中心,但是我比較喜歡Mall of Africa的氛圍,空間較寬敞,不會像Sandton一樣人擠人的,逛的不是很舒服
After Lion Park we went to Mall of Africa, we actually prefer shopping at Mall of Africa than Sandton, because it’s more spacious unlike Sandton which is very cramped.  Unless there are specific brands that we are looking for then we will go to Sandton.

直衝Starbucks要去買南非紀念杯,這次去不僅有南非款紀念馬克杯,還有Johannesbur 跟 Pretoria的馬克杯呢,但我只買了南非款跟約翰尼斯堡的紀念馬克杯。
We went to Starbucks to buy special edition mugs with Johannesburg and Pretoria prints.

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右邊是賣馬克杯的地方,很多人在排隊等著點飲料
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這是另外一邊,有人在等做好的飲料
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從門口照進去
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勉強照到店名 Orz

值得一提的是,有聽朋友說說南非的Starbucks是所有星巴克連鎖店中最便宜的,因為不能高出當地市場的價格的關係,所以南非的價錢比較親民,實際上看是不是呢?拿Caramel Macchiato 來說最大杯的Venti要$4.75 + 8.25% tax,大概會在$5.14附近,換成南非幣大概會是 R66.90,但是在南非居然才45塊!! 可惜沒有多喝幾杯才離開哈哈
One thing we have to mention, we heard our friends say that Starbucks in South Africa because it has to compete with other local coffee shops.  But let’s calculate and see if it’s true. Let us use Iced Caramel Macchiato as an example as this is one of our favorite. A Venti is US$4.75 + 8.25% tax in Texas, which is about US$5.14 total, after rate exchange that equates to about R66.90 South African currency, but Starbucks here in South Africa is only R45 in total which is about US$3.46 after tax

大人喝Starbucks小孩去吃Haagen-Dazs也算是公平吧,呵呵
Adults went for coffee at Starbucks and took the kids to Haagen Dazs for ice cream, fair enough

 

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