Honey and David Lazar

Cleveland Ohio -  USA

26 June 2012

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I met David and Honey at the Cape Grace Hotel on what was scheduled to be a rainy day. We planned our day taking the weather into account and set off to see Cape Town.


At the Teabag factory in Hout Bay


After our drive to Hout Bay we moved on to the Gardeners Cottage for coffee, Montebello art and craft centre to see jewellery and then moved onto Cape Town.


We visited Gamidah Jacobs where Honey and David were taught basic skills in Cape Malay cooking whereafter they made their own Cape Malay lunch.


David and Gamidah kneading the dough needed for a our rootis


Honey joins in


Samoosas cooked by us for ourselves. Yum!


Ghanaan (Gamidah's daughter) and Honey having fun together


After our wonderful visit to Gamidah we went on a city tour for about an hour.
Great fun experience.


After our city tour we returned back to the Cape Grace .





Day 2

Winelands, Stellenbosch and Kayamandi


We started our day by visiting the Afrikaans language monument in Paarl.


We moved onto the wine farm Muratie where Honey and David found out that winetasting as a fun but serious experience too.  JJ





We stopped in Stellenbosch where we went for a home made bread sandwich at De Oue Bakkery. We did s short tour of Stellenbosch and then moved onto Kayamandi.



At Lilys home where we found her feeding about 100 children with lunch.


Honey having fun photographing the children outside Lily's home


With Elam and her friend Nonsiki in Tembekazi's Kayamandi home



With the fruit for trash kids in Zone J


Handing out oranges to the children in exchange for trash bags



David joins the handing out operation


After our Kayamandi visit we returned to the Cape Grace where David decided to make a public display of his money counting prowess. JJ



What a great tour this was. Honey and David were fantastic to travel with as they were very easy going travellers who simply wanted to soak up South African culture and enjoy Cape Town to its full. We had lots of fun together and this all led to a great tour which I certainly enjoyed and I suspect the Lazars enjoyed too. J



Received 7 July 2012


Dear Selwyn,

We arrived home last night to intense heat and storm damage.  Since we live in the woods, high winds are always a worry, and a huge tree fell, just missing my studio! Welcome back!

David and I want to thank you again for all of the history, the fun, the delicious desserts (I am now on a serious diet!), the cooking, and the kids.  What you are doing with the kids is simply beautiful.  May all those tiny dancers go on to academic success, and may economic opportunity be theirs.  You are a blessing.

I have written to Tessa to thank her for sending us, and while she is slightly disappointed that we didn't complete her list, I assured her that we had fun!  Like you, she is passionate about SA and CT.  Perhaps, one day, we will drive the peninsula or stop at her favorite scone store!  Most of all, we were happy to see what we saw and share it with your wisdom.   It will take me a great deal of time to edit my large files, but I have attached some fun moments from the little point-and-shoot.  To cross your path was our pleasure. 

May this find Bette and you well and enjoying.  Give our best to the children of the township.  

With deep gratitude, honey and david lazar (i included a photo from safari!)