It’s no secret that I simply love Windhoek; I’ve written a lot about the gorgeous capital city of Namibia in this space. I have spent a lot of time there, working and playing. There is much to do there: visits to awesome restaurants, historical sights, architectural delights, craft markets, museums, galleries, and much more. And delicious coffee and German pastries … my kind of place.
There is still a strong German influence, from the architecture to the restaurants to my favourite beer, Windhoek Lager, and chocolates from the Springer Chocolate Factory. A word of advice: when you visit the factory and buy the chocolates, it is always best to eat all of them immediately lest they melt in the heat of the day. Believe what you will, but trust me on this one 😉
I’ve visited many many restaurants around the world, but one of my top 10 is still Joe’s Beerhouse on Nelson Mandela Avenue. Seriously, this is where I’ve eaten the best steaks and game meat, usually grilled over an open flame. They are also not shy with their portions – more like they are shamelessly bigger than the plate they are served on. The decor is a peculiar blend of ‘junk-chic’ with empty bottles of Jägermeister lining the walls. It’s vibey, unparalleled, and wonderfully addictive. Beer and meat … my kind of place.
Another landmark that I photographed last time I was there was the historic Lutheran Christ Church (or Christuskirche).
Can’t wait to return to Windhoek to explore more of this city 🙂
Vienna … the last time I traveled to Europe in October 2019. For work. Of course. It’s always for work purposes. But as is my custom, I took a day off to explore a small part of the city.
One of the highlights of my trip was dining at the 600+ year-old restaurant, Griechenbeisl, the oldest restaurant in Vienna, founded in 1447.
Those who love Vienna dine at the Griechenbeisl, the oldest Inn in town. Enjoy traditional Viennese dining in a cosy historical ambiance. Find yourself in the same room in which famous guests like Mark Twain, Beethoven, Mozart, Luciano Pavarotti and Johnny Cash enjoyed their dinner. (Source)
Looked on in awe at the Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) trying to wrap my head around the mixture of architectural styles. I couldn’t find any place to stand and take a photo of the whole structure.
And finally walked along the Danube Canal to admire the graffiti art, sculpture exhibits, and marveled at the outdoor working space for the city’s artists.