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Backpacking in Swaziland: Mbabane, Another Capital City Goes Abegging

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Mbabane! The capital city of….which country? You’ll ask me. Swaziland! And indeed another of those capital cities that I didn’t visit. I have a habit of missing capital cities. I haven’t been to Brasilia, Ottawa, Edinburgh, Sucre, Santiago (except the …

Herbert Goes Bananas: Road Trip Johannesburg to Pretoria Via Sterkfontein

Herbert Goes Bananas: Road Trip Johannesburg to Pretoria Via Sterkfontein

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Having spent a few amazing days in Soweto and Johannesburg, I had made up my itinerary and rough plan for the rest of my time in southern Africa. In South Africa itself, I would make do with visiting just four …

A Quick Stop Over, A Guinness And A Surprise Irish Pub in Nelspruit *

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The thought of drinking Guinness or finding an Irish Pub in Africa never occurred to me. Luxuries like that seem a world away, and besides the culture of the local pubs I was in far outweight those experiences spent indoors …

Visiting the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa

Visiting the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa

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If you don’t understand the horrid history of South Africa, then a trip to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is a must when visiting the country. I knew a bit about it, but going to the museum added a lot …

Waiting For Grace At Park Station: Gaborone to Johannesburg

Waiting For Grace At Park Station: Gaborone to Johannesburg

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Cramming so many things into my adventures means I often cut things short, without wanting to. I had to say farewell to Botswana on my third day. I had basically only decided to go there as I was staying in …

tlokweng border

Backpacking in South Africa: Pretoria to Tlokweng Via Groot Marico

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A mid-day sun was shyly beaming through the clouds as I left the city of Pretoria behind. I arrived at Pretoria’s Main Railway Station by taxi for about 40 Rand from my hostel in Sunnyside. From Pretoria I had booked …

Backpacking in South Africa: Arrival In Soweto

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Soweto is drenched in more history than your average “neighbourhood.” From the Soweto uprising of the 70s, to the return of Nelson Mandela, to the current open atmosphere which is present in this massive “township”. Settling in there was one …

In Of Africa

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Travelling alone is not always ideal and not always easy, as relying on yourself can mean if you get something wrong, then you’re screwed. And of course things go wrong when you travel, ultimately this makes things more exciting. But …

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