Random story: about 7 years a group of German travelers (Toni & friends) stopped through Philadelphia and connected with Brian through a website called Couchsurfing. Brian had to go out of town, so I ended up hosting them for a day or two; we all had a great time. Come to find out, Toni now lives in Cape Town. I shot her an email last night out of the blue to see if she cold meet up for drinks or at least give us some recommendations of things to do. This afternoon, her and her husband Desmond picked us up from the hotel and gave us an awesome tour of the Cape!
Toni and Desmond are photographers and own their own business, so we had tons to talk about! Desmond has been published in numerous magazines and Toni has a superb eye for engagement and wedding shots. We were snapping photos and shooting the breeze all afternoon. Here’s a link to their homepage:
Out tourguides invited us back to their place for a little dinner party. They had some friends over and whipped up a boatload of handmade sushi. Local beers were downed and the conversation flowed. They shared photobooks and magazines showcasing their photography; quite impressive.
Today was by far the best day of the trip! Big thanks to DNA and their friends for making us feel so at ease!