Reutlingen to Zurich and home to Cape Town: Monday 2nd May – Tuesday 3rd May

We woke up early to say goodbye to Mathias.

"waterfall in the black forest"
waterfall in the black forest

We took a lovely drive through the Black Forest and we had lunch along the Rhine in a small village.

"looking into France"
looking into France

After Hockenheim we had a 50km ‘detour’ to the airport. Flew overnight to Johannesburg. Flew back to Cape Town and came home – what a lovely holiday! By far one of the most relaxing ones we have had.

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Cape Town Frankfurt Toulouse: 20th and 21st April

We flew from Cape Town to Johannesburg and then took an overnight flight to Frankfurt.

Fruit from South Africa for sale in the local market
Fruit from South Africa for sale in the local market

We had breakfast in Frankfurt at the airport with Michelle and Jutta before catching a flight to Toulouse.

Toulouse
Toulouse

We checked into the hotel and had a shower before going shopping for food for the barge.

Toulouse
Toulouse

We took a walk around Toulouse, heading towards Capitol. We went back to the hotel to relax before heading out for the evening.

Toulouse
Toulouse

Had a lovely supper at La Ripaille. They were amazed we booked so early, but the overnight flight does not make for late nights. The owner only spoke French. We started off by selecting a local red wine.

A good bottle of red wine to start the evening with
A good bottle of red wine to start the evening with

Being in duck country I had rare duck breast.

Duck breast for dinner
Duck breast for dinner

and Dave sampled the cassoulet, which is a traditional dish of the region.

and cassoulet
and cassoulet

Dessert of course was a crème brûlée for me!

crème brûlée
crème brûlée

Dave usually finishes his meal with an espresso, but the owner told him that he had to order a Café Gourmand. Not knowing what to expect this arrived at the table.

Café Gourmand
Café Gourmand

Dave got a great dessert.