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Trip: Friends & Family in South Africa

There are [10] stories from my trip: Friends & Family in South Africa

Jo'burg again...Decisions...Decisions

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | Views [604]

I arrived back in Johannesburg on the Friday morning and I was scheduled to start my new job on the Monday morning. The only problem was - I hadn’t decided if I wanted the job, I still had many reservations about working in Nigeria. It’s not so much ... Read more >

Tags: johannesburg, sterkfontein caves

A flying visit home to Scotland

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 15 Aug 2009 | Views [622]

So it’s back home to Scotland for almost two weeks. I have missed the place I now regard as home. I’ve been a bit nomadic over the past year or so and it’s great to be able to catch up with family and friends all over. The Nigerian aspects of the job ... Read more >

Tags: carnoustie, edinburgh, fraserburgh, scotland, stirling

Jo'burg & Jobs

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | Views [600]

I arrived in Jo’burg with a day spare before the big job interview. I’ve been getting quite psyched up with the prospect of returning to South Africa to stay. Admittedly Johannesburg would not normally have been my first choice of city to live in, ... Read more >

Tags: johannesburg

Cape Town & Somerset West

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | Views [577]

I flew down to Cape Town and met up with old University day friends who are still living there. It was great to catch up again, reminiscing over a bottle of single malt whisky. I used to have a fairly large circle of friends in Cape Town as I’d studied ... Read more >

Tags: cape town, somerset west

Morgan Bay, East Cape Coast

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | Views [492]

Morgan Bay is a small coastal resort up the coast from Haga Haga (where I stayed a couple of weeks ago). It has a beautiful long stretch of beach on the one side and rocky cliffs on the other. We used to camp here when I was a child and I’ve ... Read more >

Tags: east cape coast, morgan bay

Cathcart, Eastern Cape

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | Views [711]

I spent most school holidays with my Uncle, Aunt and cousins farm in the Cathcart district and my sister also married a local farmer, so I’ve been visiting for alternate Christmas holidays ever since. It’s like home from home for me, although I’ve ... Read more >

Tags: cathcart, farming

Haga Haga and East london

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Views [572] | Comments [1]

I flew down to East London on the Sunday after the rugby, met up with family, and headed off to my cousins’ holiday house at the coastal resort of Haga Haga about an hour away on the Monday. My sister joined us for a few days as well, unfortunately ... Read more >

Tags: east cape coast

Gallery: Rugby- SA v Lions

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

Springboks v B&I Lions, 2nd test, Pretoria
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Rugby; 2nd Test; SA v Lions

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 | Views [667]

I arrived in Johannesburg to temperatures of 13 degrees, compared to the 43 degrees that I’d left behind in Dubai. I think I prefer the cool weather; it’s easier to warm up than cool down, although I have very little winter clothing with me. Together ... Read more >

Tags: loftus versveld, rugby test

Gallery: Dubai Diving

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

PADI Diving course in Dubai
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