Explore a different part of America – North Carolina. A comfortable home is available for exchange in Durham NC
Pictures to follow. Our apartment in Durham is located in a duplex within walking distance of restaurants and shops. The house has a front porch for passing the days watching the world go by and/or just relaxing and reading. There is a large living room that has a sleeper sofa, a reclining chair with an ottoman, and two side chairs. The eat-in kitchen is huge has all the appliances and cookware needed to cook great meals. One bedroom, which we use as a television room has another couch for TV watching or just relaxing. The bedroom is also huge and has a king size bed with controls on each side to adjust the mattress firmness and head and foot of the bed. There are also two-night stands, chest of drawers and a dresser. One will be empty for your use. There are also two small closets. The backyard is unfinished but has a gas barbecue grill. Although 4 people can be accommodated by using the sleeper sofa, this home is ideal for two people.
Restaurants of notable status have also discovered Durham. A few suggestions are listed below.
The Durham Hotel is home to James Beard Award–winning chef Andrea Reusing’s restaurant. Down the street is 21c Museum Hotel, a 17-story “skyscraper” designed in 1937 by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, the same architects of the Empire State Building. An art-focused hotel, pink penguins, paintings, and sculptures can be found throughout every nook and cranny, and there are also full-on galleries. Fuel up at Cocoa Cinnamon, where unusual coffee and cacao drinks grace the menu The Al-Andalus—with raw cacao, vanilla, star anise, black pepper, crushed rose, and raw sugar—is so unique and delicious, it’s hard to describe. Try it iced in summer. Durm (slang for “Durham”) Fog, a black tea latte with vanilla syrup and orange blossom, is equally as beautiful. There is always something to see at the Performing Arts Center and the numerous museums.
Durham is perhaps known first and foremost as the home of Duke University (and its famed basketball team), but it’s becoming a destination for much more than just Blue Devils games. The Durham Performing Arts Center, American Tobacco Campus, Brightleaf Square, and Durham Bulls games—where you can watch a home run while noshing on empanadas and peach cobbler with ice cream—are also noteworthy attractions. And calling all children of the ’80s: remember Bull Durham? You can also swing by the Durham Athletic Park, previously El Toro Park, and see where Kevin Costner once stood. Is your interest piqued? Durham is home to museums focusing on art, sports, history, and nature, and science, as well as historic sites. Durham’s antebellum past can be explored at sites like Historic Stagville. Durham would later host the negotiations that brought about an effective end to the Civil War, at Bennett Place, a historic site that can still be visited today.