Langebaan beach

One of the things I love about going for early morning runs is that you have the entire world to yourself, and the day has that wonderful brand-new feeling; feeling you can sometimes literally smell in the air.

In this case, it was an early morning run along the main beach at Langebaan – there was no wind, it was lovely and cool, and it felt like I was the only person on the beach.

The tide was way out, and this little rowing boat was stranded high and dry, waiting for the tide to come in.
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Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

What better way to explore the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna than to turn it into a training run as well? The grounds are huge (over 120 acres), so you can easily walk several kilometres to see everything. So why not run it? I ran over 6k in the grounds and I still didn’t see it all.

But the palace buildings and ground are amazing to visit. Here is a small taste of what you will see. It was pouring with rain, but who cares?

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The palace

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The summerhouse “Gloriette” shot from the palace

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The palace from the summerhouse

Walk of Fame

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I am sure we all know about the Hollywood walk of fame, where they lay stones representing the stars. In Vienna they have their own walk of fame, but of course of the classical composers.

And in Vienna it is not just in a single street; the stones are scattered throughout the city, so you are never sure when you will find something exciting.

Here are some of my favourite composers (I only posted pictures of composers whose music I can actually play).

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JS Bach

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Strauss Jr

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Fish and chips

If you want the best Fish and Chips in Cape Town there is only one place to consider, and that is Kalky’s inside Kalk Bay Harbour. The fish and chips are brilliant, inexpensive, and unpretentious.

I hardly ever seem to get there, but when my colleague Arijit from India wanted fish and chips I had to take him to Kalky’s.
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Hake and chips at Kalky’s

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Arijit get’s ready to eat his Snoek. He didn’t listen when I warned him about the mountains of bones in Snoek. There are loads of bones, you have been warned!

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Kalky’s – simple and unpretentious

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