Alberto and Maria Paredes

Panama City -  Panama

21 January 2013

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I met Alberto and Maria at the One and Only Hotel and after a short discussion we worked out a tourplan for the following two days. This fantastic couple were on honeymoon in South Africa and they were out to enjoy themselves while on tour - Believe me they did AND so did I. J


On Fish Hoek Beach where I introduced Alberto and Maria to a Dom Pedro in the Beach Cafe.



Maria enjoying crayfish at Berthas in Simonstown


At the penguin colony



At Cape Point


At cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background


Yup we made it to the most south western point of Africa


On Cape Point collecting a commemorative stone from the beach


Atop of Chapmans Peak


We made our way back to the One and Only Hotel via Hout bay, Camps bay, Sea Point and Green Point.
Maria and Alberto decided to settle on room service for dinner at the hotel



Table Mountain and the Winelands


We started our day with an ascending of Table Mountain



In Greenmarket Square


At the Volkskombuis in Stellenbosch enjoying a traditional lunch


At the Franschhoek Vintage car Museum where Alberto had the time of his life enjoying the cars especially the Mclaren as can be seen.


Posing in front of the Mclaren

Dancing with the children in the Ikamva Lethu centre in Kayamandi just outside of Stellenbosch



Maria posing with Khanyiswa who taught her some dancing steps


Having fun with the children in Zone J






Visiting a local church in zone J



Handing out fruit for trash to the children in the Zone J area.


What an amazing journey it was to tour with Alberto and Maria. Alberto must be one of the brightest people I have ever toured with and his curiosity to learn more was intoxicating and addictive to me. I loved every minute of his company. Maria was full of fun and was happy to try all experiences. She gave me the impression she wanted to suck every possible little piece of activity out of life and in doing so she brought so much to our tour.  All in all this was a fantastic journey where we certainly went clickety click (see Alberto's comments below). I truly was very sorry to see this sensational young couple part company with me because they certainly helped me make their tour come alive for me as well as themselves ensuring a long lasting memory of a fabulous experience for all.





Received on 23 January 2013

Dear Selwyn, 

Thank you again for a Wonderful (notice the capital W) two days!  Maria and I are very happy.  It was wonderful hanging out with you and we feel we made a "click" with you as well.


Dr. Alberto J. Paredes