Casa de la Lutz

 Welcome to Casa de la Lutz, where more is more. 
Arrived at this house in Port Elizabeth on the 24th of March (which is a month ago(!) has it been that long??).
The owner of this place, Lutz, was quite a character. He usually ran this house as a sort of B&B, but since we were using all the 5 rooms (they all had a little bathroom each behind a curtain) in the house we got it all to ourselves. Painfully camp, he showed us around, trying to show what things were for and how to use them, but he didn't seem to know how anything worked. The difference between a fridge and a freezer, a tumble dryer and a washing machine. And why on earth would anyone want to use an oven? He was more into promoting places doing take away nearby, especially Nandooos (which he later remebered to be closed down, in fact). 
Anyways, he probably never used kitchen appliances himself, he had people hired to do that stuff for him. So he could concentrate on more vital things, like looking fabulous for example. The thing with this house was that it came with staff (aka Norman) that would come every day and do the boring stuff for us... It was quite strange in the beginning, especially as he was wearing some kind of male version of a maids outfit, but you got used to it after awhile. Norman was awesome and we made sure to leave him a big tip. 
As you can see from the pictures the style of the interior is quite ... special. As Sofia said. Lutz seemed very proud of his creation, but we got the feeling that this was more of a side project for him. He lived across the road in a big white house, with huge floor to ceiling windows, that was even more over the top (the downstairs was open plan with a kitchen, pool and "reception area" all on the same level, and approx 5 chandaliers in the ceiling).  So it seemed like he had moved all furniture that was a bit old/broken/didn't fit in anywhere else into the house we stayed in so he could have all the new shiny stuff in his new, bigger house :) 
 We spent 10 days here and after a few days you started to feel like it was completely normal to have chandaliers, ornaments and drapes everywhere. Why not have a fridge that also doubles as a mirror? Why have a functioning kitchen if you can have a dozen cushions on your bed instead :))))  
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Right, so, welcome to the grand finale of our stay in Cape Town. We'd been recommended by our host Ian to go to a resturant called Myoga which had a fantastic 7 course tasting menu to offer. Turns out this is one of the best resturants in the country and it sure is fancy. But coming from Sweden you pay ridiculosly little compared to what you would have at home for this sort of experience. There was an option to get a wine paired with every meal for 50 rand extra,  which is like less than 50 SEK so of course you say (HELL) yes!!! Anything else would simply have been criminal. 
It turns out it's not really 7 courses, it's more like 9! There is some bread and butter and SALT (i did not know that) to start with and with that comes some sparkling wine, and then after completing all the 7 courses you get an extra BONUS one as a .. treat? It looked exaclty like the first course, which was savoury, but then the last one was sweet (mindfucked). Anyhow, MIGHT HAVE HAD APPROX 10+ glasses of WINE at the end of all this (because Rick was driving and I didn't want his wine to go to waste, I am nice like that :))))) Needles to say I was PRETTY FLIPPIN SOZZLED. And so was everyone else in my company, I hope we didn't make fools out of ourselves, but I remember laughing much, so we must have been hilarious :))) or naaawt.
I also remember eating cheese ice cream, and egg custard, and butternut risotto, and some kind of fish, and something with coconut. And it was all very delish and it came served on very big plates. Some of these I remember more clearly than others... (Oh wow, drank so much wine, feelin drunk just thinking about it :)))
Well, this sure was an experience out of the ordinary, but I had a FANTABULOUS TIME at Myoga, I love you South Africa, and I love my cray cray family for taking me to these sort of things <3 Missing it all very much now when life is back to normal *sad face* 
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Cape Town II

THE BLOG IS NOT DEAD (it's just hibernating). Yeah sooo I was in South Africa, did I mention that? ^ __ ^ And i have a gazillion pics left to go through so this might take awhile... This lot are from the 23:rd of March, aka our last evening on the Western Cape before flying east to P.E.
Me, Sofia and ACTLO managed so squeeze in another visit to Cape Town, the dudes chose to play tennis instead. We wandered around the again V&A Waterfront and also took a look football stadium, but didn't get a good shot of it. I wish we'd had time to explore the city a bit more, it is a such a cool place with th Table Mountain as the backdrop. 
The adventures of this day doesn't end here though, we made sure to truly make the most of our stay here that day. You have to go out in style you know... More about that in the next episode... 
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