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  1. Sand, shells and strawberries

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    Sand, shells and strawberries

    Feb102010

    Once I got back to Island Vibe yesterday evening, I ran into Ed who suggested we go check out Supertubes. It’s one of the area’s best surfing spots and there’s a pretty cool beach to walk along too.

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  2. A tour of J Bay

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    A tour of J Bay

    Feb102010

    With Tracey from Island Vibe, I saw a huge amount of Jeffreys Bay yesterday afternoon. I also met about 50 different people which was great.

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  3. Hello Durban

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    Hello Durban

    Feb092010

    Today I touched down in Durban. I’ve heard mixed reports about this city, but like all cities I’ve had mixed reports about, I like to give it a chance and go out of my way to see the good side to it.

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  4. Goodbye to Cape Town and all at The Backpack

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    Goodbye to Cape Town and all at The Backpack

    Feb092010

    And so my Cape Town has come to an end. I’m in Durban at the moment (more about that in my next post) but I’m just going to finish with this about Cape Town...

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  5. A brief encounter with 'voluntourism'

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    A brief encounter with 'voluntourism'

    Feb092010

    Upon return to Cape Town yesterday I attempted to help ‘give something back’ to the community. 'The Backpack' where I’m staying run a community project in Heidveid, one of the townships here. I couldn’t go out for the entire

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  6. Free wine in Cape Town

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    Free wine in Cape Town

    Feb092010

    A couple of times in my Cape Town posts you may have noticed I mentioned a restaurant where you can get a free bottle of wine with your meal. It’s in a restaurant called Arnold’s and here’s how it works...

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  7. A quick hello and goodbye and a podcast

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    A quick hello and goodbye and a podcast

    Feb092010

    After the shark dive, yesterday was a very busy day. Straight after the dive I went straight back to Hermanus Backpackers for a quick shower. Here I met Hayley who manages the hostel. It was a very brief hello and goodbye, but it was nice to meet her.

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  8. Shark diving - an unforgettable experience

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    Shark diving - an unforgettable experience

    Feb092010

    Yesterday I did something I never thought I’d do any time soon – see Great White Sharks up close and personal. This was because one of the premier attractions in Hermanus (and Cape Town), is shark cage diving.

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  9. Surf's Up

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    Surf's Up

    Feb092010

    Down on Main Beach, Island Vibe holds surfing lessons for any aspiring surfers staying at the hostel. Dale was the instructor working today and he had two pupils out in the surf.

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  10. A room with a view

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    A room with a view

    Feb092010

    This morning I left Port Elizabeth behind and moved on to Jefferys Bay or J Bay which is an hour’s drive from PE along the coast.

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