A Perfect Capetonian Saturday

Christina Smiros
July 15, 2014

Every Saturday morning in Cape Town from 9 am to 2 pm there is this wonderful venue that opens for foodies and shopaholics alike; it is called The Old Biscuit Mill. As someone who loves both eating and shopping, I was in heaven. Contrary to western beliefs South Africa is cold in June and July, so my first retail purchase was a nice warm vintage jacket. I haven’t gone a day without it since. And then there was the jewelry, most people were drawn to the pendants of Africa with a heart cut-out where South Africa would be, but I fell in love with a triangular pendant that had a cut-out of Table Mountain. Still, the best part of the market is by far the FOOD! Many local restaurants and aspiring chefs set-up shop and prepare unique meals and tastings. If you ever come to Cape Town make sure you carve out time to visit the Old Biscuit Mill!

Next, we hiked Table Mountain. Our RA told us that it is a casual 45 minute walk, but 3 hours, many layers shed and 2,000 plus steps later we made it to the top of one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. Words cannot explain the feeling of making it to the top on your own accord. Words can explain the sight of water at the cafe: ecstasy. Seriously, though, Table Mountain is a gem.

This was one of my favorite days yet.

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<div><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Hi All! My name is Christina and I am thrilled to be in Cape Town. Originally from Long Island, I study Neuroscience and Studio Arts at the University of Rochester. With a life long passion for photography and medicine I am delighted to be documenting my experience in South Africa through a Public Health lens, but don&#39;t be surprised if there is also a lot of pictures of food, people and tourist-y things.</span></div>

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