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Posts from the ‘Africa’ Category

The Breakdown: South Africa

A breakdown of our travels in South Africa, including budget, transportation and attraction tips.

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The 5 Places I Can’t Stop Dreaming About

Are you a repeat roamer or a once-is-enough type of globetrotter? What are the places you can't stop dreaming about? Here are my top 5.

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Table Mountain: 2, Us: 0

She looms gorgeously over our Bo-Kaap guesthouse, daring us to conquer her precarious trails and rocky peaks.

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Chapman’s Peak Drive and a South African Sunset

Fifteen kilometres south of Cape Town, there's a dazzling road, hacked perilously out of the side of a mountain.

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Penguin Paradise at Boulders Beach

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a pair of jackass penguin lovers (real name, seriously) waddled their way onto False Bay's Boulders Beach.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections (Meditation around the World)

When hubby and I traveled around the world in 2012, one of the things he wanted to try, was to meditate once a day...

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A Wild Whale Chase in Hermanus, South Africa

The humble coastal town of Hermanus on South Africa's Western Cape is famous for one thing, and one thing only. It's the world's best place for land-based whale watching.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

My first time participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge. Let's see how long I last...

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7 Memorable Dining Experiences from Around the World

For travelers, food is one of the most interesting aspects of visiting a new country. From souvlaki in Greece, to kebabs in Jordan to pasta in Italy to curry in India, food defines a country as much as the landscape and the people. Good or bad cuisine can make you want to stay forever, just to continue eating, or it can make you want to check out of the country earlier than planned.

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Vaccinated! Getting Yellow Fever Certified in Korea

Mosquitos absolutely love me. Or rather my blood. It doesn't seem to matter how many other tasty veins are around, they all zone into me and I end up with 10 bites, while everyone around me gets off scot-free! The Bear likes to call me his "insect repellent," because they don't bother with him and his furry legs when I'm around.

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