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  1. Hostels in Hawaii - new travel feature

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Hostels in Hawaii - new travel feature

    Feb262010

    Ah...Hawaii. One of the closest places to paradise as you will get, and one that isn't that difficult to get to. Luckily, there are lots of hostels in Hawaii, so it isn't too difficult to get to either. So if you're looking for hostels in Hawaii, you s

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  2. First podcast from South Africa now on the site

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    First podcast from South Africa now on the site

    Feb242010

    Hostelworld.com's first podcast from South Africa is now live on the site. This one was recorded in Stellenbosch near Cape Town and is all about the famous wine region.

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  3. Win a St. Patrick's Day trip to Dublin worth €3,000!

    posted by Tracy Lynch | 1 Comments

    Win a St. Patrick's Day trip to Dublin worth €3,000!

    Feb232010

    You could be in with a chance to Party with St Patrick in Dublin this St. Patrick's Day thanks to Hostelworld.com.

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  4. So long South Africa (and don't believe what you hear)

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Feb212010

    It's 8.51pm and I'm in Johannesburg Airport. My time in South Africa has come to an end. I don't mind going home to be honest. I get to see my girlfriend who I haven't seen in over three weeks, and friends and family too. I'll still miss South Africa t

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  5. My last afternoon in Jo'burg

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Feb212010

    So today was my last afternoon in Jo'burg. Thankfully, today was also the nicest day here weather-wise. Must've been a toasty 30C.

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  6. A familiar face

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Feb212010

    Last night was a quiet night that turned into a bit of a late one. I returned to Newtown for something to eat as I was told it’s a happening spot at night time. It’s not. There’s one bar on the main square there called Mary Fitzgerald

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  7. Exploring downtown Jo'burg

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    Exploring downtown Jo'burg

    Feb212010

    Yesterday, along with the help of Sunny (a tour guide with a company called African Travelouge based here in Jo’burg) and his son Justice, I went exploring parts of Downtown Jo’burg. I was told it’s a no-go area so I figured if I was

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  8. Sweltering in Cape Town

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Sweltering in Cape Town

    Feb202010

    And I do mean sweltering. It was still 40 degrees at 4pm according to a billboard I saw as I finally disembarked the city sightseeing bus tour back at the Waterfront.

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  9. Nightlife in Johannesburg - head for Melville

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Nightlife in Johannesburg - head for Melville

    Feb202010

    Unlike other cities, the downtown area isn’t where the nightlife is here in Johannesburg. Most people don’t even venture in there during the day. Instead one of the best places to go out at night is 7th St in Melville.

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  10. A thought-provoking afternoon

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    A thought-provoking afternoon

    Feb202010

    Yesterday I went to Soweto for the first time. It’s South Africa’s largest and most famous township. It’s actually an amalgamation of many townships as Soweto stands for South Western Townships.

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