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Postcard from Monterey

USA | Sunday, 26 September 2010 | Views [454]

Jelly fish

Jelly fish

Hello!

Sorry I've been a bit slow with travel updates recently. Some brief news...

We are on a home exchange in San Jose, which is about half an hour's drive from beautiful San Francisco. There's a great new listing on The Travelling Prince Home Exchange in Oakland Hills, San Francisco and it's close by to all the best bits of north western California, including Monterey, where we spent a wonderful weekend. The oceanarium has some amazing sea life on display. The jellyfish and sea dragons are mesmerizing and gracefully unaware of us humans standing entranced by their beauty.

We also went to a concert featuring OverTone, a South African a capella group who sang the sound track on the movie INVICTUS. The movie was directed by Clint Eastwood and set in South Africa, and based on Nelson Mandela's intervention to unite the apartheid-torn country during the Rugby Wordl Cup held in 1995. The 7 singers were brilliant, and broguht many a tear to the few South Africans in the audience. They were proudly introduced on the night by Clint Eastwood and his lovely wife, Dina who discovered them during the filming of the movie.

Off to San Francisco tomorrow for some shopping and a seafood dinner! Maybe a leafy sea dragon to decorate the salad?

Might be a bit bony - these creatures are for real!

Love from

Cheryl

Tags: california, clint eastwood, home exchange, monterey, movies, nelson mandela, oceanarium, rugby, san francisco, south africa

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