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  1. Puppy Cafe

    posted by Elizabeth Holbrook | 1 Comments

    Puppy Cafe

    Feb162010

    You haven’t lived (or laughed) until you’ve been to a puppy café. I was lucky enough to stumble upon one while in Hongdae, the area surrounding Hongik University, a private college in Seoul reputed in the country for its Fine Arts

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  2. Day 1 in Jo'burg

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Day 1 in Jo'burg

    Feb162010

    So today has been another one of those days where not a lot happens. I’m in Johannesburg now, or Jo’burg, as it’s called. Because of my flight being the time it was (1pm), it was hard to do anything.

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  3. Food and drink – always a good mix

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    Food and drink – always a good mix

    Feb162010

    The great thing about Florida Road where I’m staying is the choice of restaurants and bars. This is seen as the liveliest (and safest) street in Durban and there are lots to choose from.

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  4. The most innovative of all South Africa’s football stadiums

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    The most innovative of all South Africa’s football stadiums

    Feb162010

    While the job of a travel writer does take me away to far-off destinations around the world, every now and then I can’t spend the entire day rambling around cities. Yesterday was one of those days.

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  5. A hike around the Point

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    A hike around the Point

    Feb152010

    Mossel Bay Backpackers is in a great spot close to The Point where you'll find a bunch of restaurants, along with a great surfing beach (I saw lots of guys out there today), the Cave and an awesome hiking trail up to the top of the Point.

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  6. Arriving in Mossel Bay

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    Arriving in Mossel Bay

    Feb152010

    I left Plett for Mossel Bay today after a morning of finishing up the last few things in Plettenberg Bay and procuring a couple of second hand books for the bus journey today and for my trek from Mossel Bay to Cape Town on Thursday.

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  7. A night at the casino

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    A night at the casino

    Feb152010

    Located just across the road from Durban’s spanking new football stadium (it seems to be the most innovative of all the new stadiums built for the World Cup) is Suncoast Casino and Entertainment Complex.

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  8. So what are the 'Big Five'?

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 2 Comments

    So what are the 'Big Five'?

    Feb152010

    Upon arriving in South Africa, if you decide to do a safari, or visit a private game reserve, one thing you’ll repeatedly hear about is the ‘Big Five’. So what are the big five, you must be thinking?

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  9. In search of cats

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    In search of cats

    Feb152010

    My first game drive last Friday began at 12 noon. As you should know, this is when the day is hottest. Because of this, the chances of seeing animals are slim as they’re hiding away in the shade somewhere, most of them asleep.

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  10. Another quiet night in St Lucia

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    Another quiet night in St Lucia

    Feb152010

    After the visit to Emdoneni Lodge last Saturday afternoon, we made it back to St Lucia for around 6pm. I began watching the Ireland game against France in the Six Nations - we were beaten quite badly, unfortunately.

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