Backpacking in South Africa: Nelspruit to Johannesburg Passing By…Belfast

After a stop over in the city of Nelspruit – albeit to leave people off at hostels and hang around in a shopping centre car park, the final leg of my African experience of 2011 was upon me. I had been lucky to get to visit an Irish Pub in Nelspruit, O’Hara’s where a fresh Read more about Backpacking in South Africa: Nelspruit to Johannesburg Passing By…Belfast[…]

Backpacking in Swaziland: Mbabane, Another Capital City Goes Abegging

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 airport), Lima (except the airport), Washington DC, Pyongyang, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, Athens, Geneva, Brussells, Cape Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: Mbabane, Another Capital City Goes Abegging[…]

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

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 in a bland Irish themed pub. I was in Shebeens in Soweto. I was in Read more about A Quick Stop Over, A Guinness And A Surprise Irish Pub in Nelspruit *[…]

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