Hi there! I cannot believe it has been two weeks since my last coffee date with you! Yes, I have been away for work, but time does seem to fly. I’m drinking my normal brew of black tea (Five Roses brand here in South Africa). Grab your favourite beverage, join me and let’s catch up.
If we were having coffee… I would tell you that whilst I was away in Swakopmund (Namibia), I tried to visit a new coffee shop every day over lunch. I took myself off from the Maths Education Congress each day and ventured into a new world of coffee shops. I tried some different local drinks and food. I’m certainly don’t consider myself to be a ‘foodie’, so this isn’t a review of the food, just sharing!
- Day One: Cordes & Co. – mochaccino and baked cheesecake. I loved that the sugar was presented in glass jars rather than in disposable sachets – I think that is much more environmentally friendly!
- Day Two: Bojos – cappuccino and waffles with bacon, apples and syrup
- Day Three: Village Cafe – M’offee with lentil and chicken soup. The M’offee was a Milo and espresso, so like a mocha but made with Milo. This was a first for me, but delicious!
- Day Four: Back to Cordes & Co. for Kassler chops, apple and potato mash washed down with a berry smoothie.
- Day Five: Cafe Anton – a pot of hot chocolate and chocolate cake.
- Day Six: Krisjans Bistro – a pot of hot chocolate poured over a nugget of dark chocolate and mini marshmallows. The idea is that the chocolate melts and makes the standard hot chocolate richer and tastier! I certainly was, and so interactive too.
- Day Seven: Back to Bojos for a hot chocolate float (melted hot chocolate powder, milk and vanilla ice cream) with waffles again!
If we were having coffee… I’d ask “What else should we talk about?” “What about the rest of your trip?”.
I have so much to say about my trip, but I want to share it in other posts. For now, all I can say is that Swakopmund is a charming, seaside town and I would happily visit there again!
As I was presenting at the Congress from Monday to Thursday, I did not have time to take my ‘proper’ camera out with me until Thursday after the Congress finished. But I took some snaps with my phone of the route I walked daily to the conference venue down Daniel Tjongarero Avenue. Such interesting architecture. A taster of posts to come!
Leave me a comment about a highlight of your week. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Until next week,