…and yes I have the spelling right. It is not Paris, France but Parys, Freestate, South Africa. Hubby and I visited this quaint little town in 2010 for our 8th wedding Anniversary, and I guess we fell in love all over again. 🙂
A mere hour’s drive out of the city…it is a great getaway! This time round we invited a few friends along and made a day-trip of it. Here follows a photo essay of the day: (some pics taken while in transit)
The Vaal River is the largest tributary of the Orange River in South Africa. The river has its source in the Drakensberg mountains in Mpumalanga, east of Johannesburg and about 30 km north of Ermelo and only about 240 km from the Indian Ocean. It then flows westwards to its conjunction with the Orange River southwest of Kimberley in the Northern Cape. It is 1,120 km in length, and forms the border between Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North West Province on its north bank, and the Free State on its south. (source: Wikipedia) We ended off our day with ice cream at the local gourmet bistro, Hoi Poloi. It has a very quirky style with a lot of French influence.
Below the bistro is what looks like an upholstery boutique and a collection of vintage cars. Check out the antique doors!
“Parys, ne peut pas attendre de vous voir à nouveau!”
(Cannot wait to see you again, Parys!)