Carry on in Cape Town
Strangely, I have a particular penchant for City Sightseeing bus tours! (I went on the Windsor one twice when I lived there – you learn such a lot!!) The Cape Town route didn’t disappoint, giving a great impression of the lie of the land and key landmarks. We looped round the city’s bays, past swish residential areas, the shiny Victoria & Albert waterfront development and also saw the World Cup stadium under construction. Somebody asked me where the city reminded me of, but I couldn’t think of many coastal cities I’d been to before, let alone any with Cape Town’s unique features. Some of the properties and the sea views put me in mind of the Caribbean, but I had a feeling that the rest of my travels might provide better points of comparison, especially Australia (I imagined the housing to be similar to Cape Town, for some reason) and South America (perhaps Rio de Janeiro’s setting).