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  1. A trip down the St Lucia Lake

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    A trip down the St Lucia Lake

    Feb152010

    Last Saturday, as part of the 3-day trip I was doing with Tekweni Ecotours, I went on a boat trip on the St Lucia Lake. It’s part of the St Lucia Wetland Park, which was the first place in South Africa to become a World Heritage listed site.

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  2. A very big house in the country

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    A very big house in the country

    Feb152010

    Evening of Friday 12th February: I’ve stayed in big places before, but I don’t think I’ve ever stayed in somewhere as big as where I stayed in St Lucia on my own. Myself and Marianna were staying in a lodge called Fish Eagle...

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  3. My very first game drive

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    My very first game drive

    Feb152010

    Before last Friday (12th February) I’d never been on a ‘game drive’ (safari) around a ‘game reserve’ before. For those of you unaware of what that is, it’s where you get into a 4x4 vehicle and go driving in a reserve.

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  4. A burger and a drink with a local

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    A burger and a drink with a local

    Feb152010

    Thursday February 11th (evening): Last Thursday evening I went for something to eat on Devonport Road in Glenwood. I’ve been assured that this is where you’ll find a few restaurants. It’s true, you will.

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  5. A city tour of Durban

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    A city tour of Durban

    Feb152010

    Today is Monday February 15th, but I haven’t been able to update what I’ve been up to in our blog for a while now, hence the dates at the beginning of the posts. First of all, what I got up to last Thursday.

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  6. Foxy lady

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    Foxy lady

    Feb142010

    I’ve had that part from Wayne’s World going through my head since I visited Bloukrans Bridge, location of the world’s highest bungee jump.

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  7. Shark-eating seal

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    Shark-eating seal

    Feb142010

    That’s right, a shark-eating seal and not a shark eating a seal! That’s one thing I saw on my boat trip with Ocean Blue Adventures this morning.

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  8. What’s a braai?

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    What’s a braai?

    Feb142010

    I was lucky enough to find out the answer to that question last night at Albergo for Backpackers when Leslie and Mirjam invited me to a South African style barbecue. They light a fire at the hostel every night which guests are free to use.

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  9. Monkey business

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    Monkey business

    Feb142010

    Along with Nina from Albergo for Backpackers, I walked from the elephant sanctuary to Monkeyland where I met Lara. She’s the marketing manager for both Monkeyland and Birds of Eden.

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  10. Taking an elephant for a walk and other activities

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    Taking an elephant for a walk and other activities

    Feb142010

    Yesterday if someone had asked me what I did in work that day, I would have answered that I: a) took an elephant for a walk, b) observed many monkeys and birds, c) saw grown-ups try to call a cheetah as if it was a domestic cat and more besides.

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