Gay Cape Town – The Vibrant Heart of Africa
You have to be kidding me!’ he says, a confident smile spreading across his Latino face
‘Why?’ I reply, a touch surprised.
‘You’ve come to the most beautiful city in the world and you’re only staying for a week? Change your plans. Give her two weeks at least. Let her work her magic with you…’
Franco should know. He came to Cape Town from Buenos Aires four years ago for what was meant to be a short break. Three weeks later he lost his heart to the Mother City – and a local lad – and has only been back to his homeland twice since.
I pick up where I left off. ‘What I was going to say was I lost my heart to this city a long time ago already…’
In fairness, it’s pretty easy to fall head over heels for Cape Town. Yours truly fell in love with the city some 15 years ago, and lived there for over eight years. A colourful metropolis on the south-westerly tip of the African continent, Cape Town has a way of getting under your skin and pulling you back to its golden shores, rugged mountain backdrop and azure breakers time and time again. It’s a city of jaw-dropping beauty, bizarre contrasts and one that boasts the most liberal outlook on life in South Africa, and the rest of the continent.
This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.
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