Cape Town Questions for Our Black Pen Team – Part 2

We asked our Black pen team
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AS CAPE TOWN INSIDERS THE BLACK PEN TEAM DECIDED TO SHARE THEIR FAVOURITE BARS, SECRET SPOTS, WINTER ACTIVITIES, HIDDEN PLACES AND MUCH MORE WITH YOU!

Tanja, Bernadetta, Athina, Margarete, Nora, Kristina, Daddet, David, Lisa

 

WE ASKED EVERYONE QUESTIONS – HERE’S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY:

4. Do you know a fun fact about South Africa?

Margarete (General Manager, from Germany, has been in Cape Town since 2017): The clouds on Devils Peak is the devil smoking his pipe. South Africa has the most white cars on earth (cheaper in insurance and better for the sun).

Bernadetta (Senior Recruiter, from Poland, has been in Cape Town since 2015): Not so funny at the beginning… when you’re invited to a braai you should snack on something small beforehand. Because you’ll WAIT for food. Once presented with a plate full of goodies you won’t regret it though. So worth it!

David (Immigration Case Manager, from Germany, has been in Cape Town since 2012): Dassies, the cute little rodents living on Table Mountain and Lions Head, are the closest living relative to Elephants.

 

5. What is your favorite South African food and why?

Margarete (General Manager, from Germany, has been in Cape Town since 2017): Squids. I love sea food and they prepare it lovely.

Bernadetta (Senior Recruiter, from Poland, has been in Cape Town since 2015): I don’t have anything specific in mind, all sort of food is always well received 🙂 but I absolutely love Biltong Chili Bites. Ones from local farms in Northern Cape are the best.

David (Immigration Case Manager, from Germany, has been in Cape Town since 2012): Milk tart, hot cross buns, biltong, koeksisters, … I don’t even know where to start!

Kristina (Immigration Case Manager, from Russia, has been in Cape Town since 2000): Nothing beats a braai or a potjiekos

 

6. Is there anything that you miss from your homeland that you cannot find in South Africa/Cape Town?

Margarete (General Manager, from Germany, has been in Cape Town since 2017): Hearty cheese, creative shopping, Schmutzradierer, Spelt!!!!

Bernadetta (Senior Recruiter, from Poland, has been in Cape Town since 2015): FOOD! I miss Polish food, anything from home made smoked cheese to variety of bread and soups only my mum knows how to make. Let’s not forget the snow. Proper Polish winter (only for few days) to enjoy random ‘angel’ making and sliding down the hill. Playing in snow will awake your inner child. Lastly, I miss my little town and all places I used to explore with my siblings.

David (Immigration Case Manager, from Germany, has been in Cape Town since 2012): I really miss my two favourite German foods, Maultaschen and Milchschnitte. If anyone knows where to get those here, let me know!

Kristina (Immigration Case Manager, from Russia, has been in Cape Town since 2000): I miss sometime culture, like theather, possibility to travel for weekends; and of course your home is your home (it cannot be replaced)

 

7. One thing I will be doing this winter is…

Margarete (General Manager, from Germany, has been in Cape Town since 2017):… enjoying the beautiful sun rises and sunsets which are more intense in winter. Braai and chilling next to the fire. Going to all the so called “winter special”. Cheaper options as the tourist are not there.

Bernadetta (Senior Recruiter, from Poland, has been in Cape Town since 2015): Although I love the seas side, I’m looking forward to spending time hiking with my daughter and visiting Namaqualand Flower Route in September.

David (Immigration Case Manager, from Germany, has been in Cape Town since 2012): Go for many nice long runs outside – sunny Cape Town winter days are perfect for that!

Kristina (Immigration Case Manager, from Russia, has been in Cape Town since 2000): Drink wine at new wine farms, discover new art galleries and finding new restaurants.

 

8. Why do you love to live in Cape Town?

Margarete (General Manager, from Germany, has been in Cape Town since 2017): It combines beautiful nature and activities, different cultures and my beloved work place on one spot. Perfect work life balance. I also like that Cape town has a big spiritual community and understanding.

Bernadetta (Senior Recruiter, from Poland, has been in Cape Town since 2015): I love to live in Cape Town for many reasons, whatever the mood one can enjoy the beach, go for a hike with breathtaking views, visit reach in history museums or have great food and drink at Waterfront. Our amazing Mother City gives you an opportunity to meet people from various walks of life, learn about their heritage, language and interests.

David (Immigration Case Manager, from Germany, has been in Cape Town since 2012): I really like the huge variety of great restaurants we have in Cape Town. I particularly enjoy that so many restaurants and bars come up with really unique, innovative and quirky concepts not only for their food and drinks but also their décor and overall vibe.

Athina (Immigration administrator, from South Africa): Beautiful scenery everywhere you go.

Kristina (Immigration Case Manager, from Russia, has been in Cape Town since 2000): Because I love cape town