*S.A.* Cape Town – Day 1

The spur of the moment vacation to Cape Town
臨時起意決定今天去Cape Town,超級趕的

 

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We drove to Bloemfontein Bram Fischer International Airport and rushed into check-in. Got a few sandwiches then boarded onto the plane.  the airline we flew this time is Mango Airline, so food and drinks on flight are for purchase, not free.
There were a total of 8 of us, 6 adults and 2 children
趕緊check-in後趕快跑到Mug and Bean 買幾個三明治準備在機上吃就準備登機
這次我們搭的是廉價航空Mango Airline,所以機上不會提供吃食,必須要在機上買

The kids were super excited to fly because every time they hear about grandpa and grandma flying so they already had their hopes high.
小朋友們都非常興奮要搭飛機了,因為每次都是阿公阿媽出門坐飛機玩,所以她們也已經嚮往坐飛機

Although it is an international airport, but we had to walk to the plane to board
因為是小機場,所以給地勤人員確認機票後就要自己走出去上飛機

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There were to boarding doors for the plane and depending on which row you are, you either board from the front or the rear of the plane
接近飛機時會有人員問你是做幾排座椅,我們是18排就指導我們走前面的樓梯,要接著走樓梯上飛機

Once boarded, they started to eat!!!
一坐到位置上就感覺肚子餓了,開吃!

If not eating, then it was time to play with phones
不是吃就是玩手機…
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We sat right by the wings of the plane so the view was not as great
剛好坐在機翼的附近,看到的景色只有一點點

After an hour and 40 minutes we finally landed in Cape Town
過了1個小時40分鐘到了Capetown,飛機上電視是一起看的那種不能自己操作所以內容對小朋友來說很無聊。

Outside the airport, we had to walk to the car rental place, it only took us like 5 minutes walking with the luggage we had with us
機場外,我們需要租車所以要走地下道到租車的地方,距離不遠,因為我們有行李走5分鐘也就到了

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We initially booked with Hertz rental a 9 seater in the morning but once we arrived at the location to pick up the car they told us the car was not ready and it was at a different Hertz location in town.  So they gave us 2 small sedans for the mean time and we were told that they would come exchange with us later at night.  It took us more than an hour to finally leave the Hertz location, it was very inefficient.
我們是經過Hertz租了一台9人座的小巴,我們在早上就上網預定好了,沒想到下午到機場的時候居然沒有車子! 最後要求我們開兩台車到飯店先,然後她們的車子晚點來換車,非常沒有效率… 最後我們分開開兩台車先到飯店check-in,南非大部分的車子是手排,自排的會比較貴要注意喔

Exiting the airport the houses were painted very colorful
出機場後的房子很彩色
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A nice view sand scenery, we could already feel the vacation mode is on
風景很美,已經有度假感了!!

This time we stayed at the Lagoon Beach Hotel Cape Town, it is just right by the beach but was very cold at night with the cold breeze. The cold left us not wanting to walk to the beach but we did manage to snap some shorts from the seats by the poolside from the hotel
我們這次入住Lagoon Beach Hotel Cape Town,離海邊非常近,但是傍晚風大且冷,滅了想去瞧瞧的念頭,但是從他們泳池拍的風景真的很美!
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For dinner we went to Baia Seafood Restaurant, a restaurant situated inside the V&A waterfront, the prices were higher than normal but it was worth it because of the atmosphere and the view it had
晚餐我們去了Waterfront有名的餐廳Baia,入口就在mall裡面,他們的價錢我覺得偏高,但是換另一個角度來說能在美景下吃美食,我想這價錢是值得的

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We started off with 2 dozen oysters
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Alaskan King crab leg starter
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Venison Carpaccio starter
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Scallops starter
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Lobster Bisque
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Zara loved the lobster bisque as you can see – 應該是非常美味
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Baked snails
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Pumpkin Seed Crusted Norwegian Salmon
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Seafood Platter for 2
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Kabeljou with lobster tail
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Grilled Kingklip with squid and prawn tail
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Kingklip fillet

 

By the time we finished dinner it was already and all the shops within the mall was closed already.  So we decided to take a walk outside the mall where restaurants were still open and where there were still people walking around.  The lights from the buildings and the ferris wheel really brightened the scene up and very beautiful
晚餐吃得晚,之後我們到港口的附近走走,欣賞夜景
從餐廳走廊照出去,摩天輪地標超顯眼
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The night scene was really spectacular

夜景美的沒話說
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The famous V&A Waterfront at Cape Town
Cape Town 有名的Waterfront購物中心
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When we got to the ferris wheel, A and Z said they wanted to go on the ride, but we were worried how they will feel about the height
走到摩天輪時,沒想到我家兩個小寶貝說要去坐,我怕的是如果上去小孩發現太高會怕怎麼辦?
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So then we went to the ticket booth and asked more info, they said the ride is about 10 minutes and about 4-5 rounds, and there is also an intercom inside each car incase of emergencies like kids wanted to get off early because they are afraid of height etc lol
With that, we decided to go on the ride
於是我去購票處問了一下,一趟轉幾圈? : 4 – 5 圈,一趟是多久? : 大概10分鐘,而且車廂內有聯絡對講機,讓我放心了許多,於是大家買票去
上車囉!
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一番講解後才關門

The view from the ferris wheel
從高處看夜景真美,小朋友也沒在怕的,反而是我手汗流不停啊
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And that was the first day for Cape Town
就這樣過了在Cape Town的第一天,非常充實
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This complete trip is a 3 night trip so more to come as we are gathering all photos and info

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