9. Istanbul, Turkey from Top 10 Food Vacations to Take in 2012 Slideshow

Top 10 Food Vacations to Take in 2012 Slideshow

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10. Windhoek, Namibia
Namibia has, quite simply, the best scenery in Africa. The towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei overlooking the otherworldly landscapes of Deadvlei will leave you pondering your mere existence. The adventure capital of Swakopmund was good enough for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to stay in for months and will leave your heart pounding and your senses satisfied. Vistas and adrenaline aside, Namibia is home to my favorite restaurant in all of Africa, Joes Beerhouse. This iconic African restaurant features some of the best game you can get. The ostrich, kudu, oryx, crocodile, springbok, and, my favorite, zebra, are divine. If game isnt your thing, Joe's also offers burgers, pastas, and even vegetarian dishes to suit everyones tastes. However, I insist that if youre going to Joes Beerhouse, you must at least try the zebra because its that good. Wash it down with some Windhoek lagers and check out the cool decorations, clothing, and curios all around the vast restaurant. You will leave Joes happy I promise!