08 April 2011

Weekend in Clarens Recap

Clarens was wonderful, relaxing and everything I'd hoped it would be!  It was so nice being able to spend some quality time with Jurgen and we enjoyed eating delicious food, meandering through the art galleries and spending some serious time buried in good books. 

As is always the case upon returning from a trip, I'm now super busy trying to get unpacked, catch up on class work and prepare for my new job that is officially starting on Monday.  But before I get too carried away with everything, I want to leave you with a a few of my fave snapshots and a little recap of the weekend.

A bird's eye view of Clarens

One of the many adorable cafes

The food was SO yummy!

Jurgen was happy to discover this traditional German restaurant! (he's half German)

We stumbled upon this cute little guy the first afternoon, but couldn't resist going back to visit everyday :)

Most afternoons involved hours of sipping cappuccinos and having epic chess battles

A peek inside one of the adorable shops :)

On the last day we abseiled down this monster!

At the top! - I was absolutely terrified!

Starting to get the hang of it!

Jurg was a Pro!!!

All in all it was a wonderful weekend!


Even though the weekend was amazing, I will admit that it is sorta nice being back again, getting to read up on what's been happening in all of your lives and getting back into the normal swing of things.  A huge shout out to all of the lovely ladies who guest posted for me while I was away!  I hope you all enjoyed reading their wonderful posts as much as I did :)

PS: I took so many photos of all of the different guest houses, cafes and things to do in Clarens.  I can't wait to tell you guys more about it in one of my upcoming Monday Spotlights

26 comments:

  1. ah Jenna! I missed reading your posts so much! not that I didn't enjoy reading the guest posts.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the breakaway, those photos are beautiful! and good luck with your new job :) We're on our way to Hoedspruit tonight, nice 6 hours drive!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead.

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  2. beautiful photos! do you play chess? I love it lovely greetings

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  3. so glad you finally shared pics of your and you guy - i've been wondering what he looks like! you guys are so cute together! i'm jealous of that rock climbing - looks scary but so much fun!

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  4. so gorgeous! i would have been so scared!!

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  5. I love this pictures! That would be quite terrifying! I hate heights! I bet it was a nice feeling to have it over with, I love the sense of pride that comes after doing something scary!

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  6. So glad you had a good weekend away!! x

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  7. Awk, what a beautiful place! Where is Clarens? anywhere near Pretoria?
    I need to plan a weekend out also, the weather has been so good here in Portugal I must enjoy it. **

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  8. Your trip looks like so much fun! You're rock climbing photos are awesome! I totally would've been too scared to do it (unless there's money involved).

    And the food at that cafe looks so good! You two are so cute together! :)

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  9. Looks like you had a great time! Looks like it would have been right up my alley! Now that I'm disabled though I probably wouldn't have been able to repel!

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  10. Wow, your pictures look amazing! I'm a little jealous of all your travels :) Stopping by from FTLOB!

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  11. Sounds like an amazing trip! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  12. It looks like a great time, but I definitely get what you say about having it be nice to be home . . . especially with everything going on in your life. Stopping by from FTLOB and so happy to have found your blog!

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  13. woww this sounds like the best weekend everr!! and Clarens looks so amazing. that first shot is just awesome x

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  14. I just found your blog through the blog hop (for the love of blogs) and I'm so glad I did!! I can see we share the same passion for cultures and travel. How lucky are you to be living in an awesome part of the world! Your pictures show how much fun you are having!! I'm for sure following! :)

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  15. Oh my! What a weekend!!!!! You did so much!

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  16. I am so glad you made it to the top all safe! What a fun weekend, girl! xoxo

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  17. Cappuccinos and the beautiful outdoors...Sounds like a perfect weekend!

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  18. amazing vaca! so glad you enjoyed it! food looks delicious! xoxox

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  19. I love Clarens - so quaint! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  20. jenna!! I loveeee the pictures. Seems like you had a blast. I am so jealous :) miss you

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  21. Very cool! Looks like an awesome place to visit. Stopping by from the blog hop. Enjoy your travels!

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  22. Jenna, I wander here from ftlob weekend hop and as soon as I saw where you were from...I had to get to know you better and became a follower. You see, I am a mom of 3 daughters...two which will be going to S. Africa the first week in July for a 14 day mission trip! They are 22 and 27 so I feel like I could be your momma but I am following you...

    have a lovely weekend,
    melody

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  23. Wow!! That looks amazing!! Just the type of place where it looks like you can relax (except when absailing down monster rocks- brave girl!). Thanks for sharing those pictures :-)

    Just stopped by for some comment love :-)
    Missy
    http://takeallchances.blogspot.com/

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  24. Wow! That looks like a great plan for a weekend! I've got South Africa on my list of "hopefully soon destinations"... I almost managed to go last year for the World Cup!

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  25. That looks like a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the pictures and congrats on the conquering the mountain!

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  26. The shops look adorable! I cant help but feel jealous, not only do u get to visit those shops u also get to cuddle d cutest pony I hav evr seen!


    n thanx for visiting my blog :)

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