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African Thoughts - Alicia

Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | Views [755]

After three months travelling through Africa, I've turned 3 shades darker, grown accustomed to braids and I'm surprisingly not sick of spending 24/7 with Rich. I still feel like I haven't seen very much of the continent though, but what I have seen ... Read more >


My African Experience - Rich

Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | Views [595]

The sheer size of Africa is unlike anything I'd seen before. Despite spending three full months there, we only managed to see seven of the 47 countries it encompasses. Not only that, but we really only saw tiny areas of those seven. Does that mean I ... Read more >


Aparteid Museum

Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | Views [1295]

Firstly take note: Johannesburg is an absolute hole and unless (like us) you fly to/from there on a trip to S. Africa, or (like us) you want to visit the Aparteid Museum, don't ever bother to go there. After picking up some knowledge on Aparteid from ... Read more >


Gallery: Johannesburg

Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Cape Town - Table Mountain

Sunday, 11 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Cape Town - Table Mountain

Sunday, 11 Jan 2009 | Views [770]

Despite being probably the most famous, Table Mountain is the last one left on our list of places to visit in Cape Town. This is actually down to weather rather than planning. So often there is a blanket of cloud covering the top of the mountain (popularly ... Read more >


Cape Town - Robben Island

Saturday, 10 Jan 2009 | Views [1505] | Comments [1]

Robben Island is a 30 minute ferry ride from the port in Cape Town and the journey reminds me a lot of the ferry ride from Dar es Salam to Zanzibar - just minus the roaches! As soon as we arrive, everyone from the ferry is loaded on to buses and we ... Read more >


Gallery: Cape Town - Townships and Robben Island

Saturday, 10 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Cape of Good Hope

Saturday, 10 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

End of the Road
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Cape Town Townships - See how they live

Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | Views [1376] | Comments [1]

District Six was a vibrant, multicultural community located within Cape Town. It was an area in which Cape-colored (mixed race), black, white, and Indian people lived. Locals described it as a lively community where people of all races interacted with ... Read more >


The End of the Road

Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | Views [394]

The weather in and around Cape Town is a bizarre phenomenon. You can be sitting outside a cafe in the centre of town enjoying a perfect blue sky, yet within a short drive to the other side of Table Mountain and down the peninsula, the weather will have ... Read more >


Cape Town - Colonial Penguins

Sunday, 4 Jan 2009 | Views [2930]

Another trip out in the car and this time we go south along the peninsula towards a place called Simon's Town and the nearby Boulders Beach, where there's a Penguin Colony. On a nice day, you're allowed to go down to the beach with the penguins but unfortunately ... Read more >


Gallery: Cape Town 2

Sunday, 4 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Cape Town - Strawberry Fields

Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | Views [913]

We plan another day out with Bevan and Ondine, but this time we're going strawberry picking. This is a great idea, because if we're going to be the stereotypical backpackers, it certainly makes sense to invest some time in honing our fruit picking skills! ... Read more >


New Years Eve

Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | Views [388]

It's the last day of 2008! What a year... 12 months ago we were in London looking forward to a new year of enjoying our newly refurbished flat, Alicia's new job, our trip to Tobago, discovering the joys of west london life...who knew that 2008 would ... Read more >


Gallery: Cape Town 1

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Cape Town - Pleasure on the Palette

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | Views [683]

We've heard that the approach to Cape Town is a sight to be seen because you get an amazing first glimpse of Table Mountain. Unfortuntatley for us, it's cloudy and raining as we enter the city. No mountains to be seen! We've got almost three weeks in ... Read more >


Gallery: Route 62

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Route 62 - Oudtshoorn & Robertson

Sunday, 28 Dec 2008 | Views [638]

We're now on the final approach to Cape Town: Our Road Trip is coming to an end. At this point though we have the option of either staying on the Garden Route (coastal path), or driving inland on Route 62. We've seen nothing but coast line for the past ... Read more >


Christmas in Jeffreys Bay

Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | Views [759]

We arrive in Jeffreys Bay in high spirits, looking forward to a Christmas by the beach. Jeffreys Bay (a lot like St Lucia) is a tourist hot spot for South Africans so accomodation is scarce. Luckily for us though, we have booked ahead and despite the ... Read more >


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