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  1. Robben Island - not to be missed

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Robben Island - not to be missed

    Feb062010

    Yesterday I visited one of the most fascinating museums I’ve been to in a long time – Robben Island. This is where Nelson Mandela spent almost 18 years behind bars. It stopped operating as a prison as we know it in 1996, and just one

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  2. Boardwalk, bars and a shot called fluffy

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Boardwalk, bars and a shot called fluffy

    Feb062010

    I met Ed and Martin from the hostel (Ed organises all the tours and Martin’s going to be working on the hostel website) and we went on a trip down to the Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth for some dinner.

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  3. Just called in to the Windy City

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 1 Comments

    Just called in to the Windy City

    Feb052010

    And no, not Chicago. I’m in South Africa’s Windy City of Port Elizabeth or PE, a beautiful spot on the Sunshine Coast. I can see the sea from the window of my hostel room and it’s making me quite happy.

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  4. Cheeky cheetahs and new friends

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Cheeky cheetahs and new friends

    Feb052010

    (February 4th) Wow, what an amazing afternoon and evening. Definitely a brilliant way to end my stay here in Pretoria.

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  5. Pretoria’s oasis of calm, the Transvaal Museum and packing up

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Pretoria’s oasis of calm, the Transvaal Museum  and packing up

    Feb052010

    (February 4th) Burgers Park in Pretoria is one of the most beautiful spots I’ve seen in a while. It’s right around the corner from City Hall and was a top spot for a morning stroll.

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  6. Smoothie heaven

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Smoothie heaven

    Feb052010

    (February 3rd) Okay, so here in Pretoria? It’s really, really hot. Like, I woke up this morning to a sky full of grey clouds and thought that was it for the day, a bit cooler and overcast.

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  7. Freedom is more than just a word

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Freedom is more than just a word

    Feb052010

    (February 3rd) Today I had an early start, breakfasting at the hostel and then heading out to see some of the city with Kaigaso or KG.

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  8. The shopping malls of Pretoria

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    The shopping malls of Pretoria

    Feb052010

    (February 2nd) There are a few giant malls in Pretoria and I spent a chunk of the afternoon visiting two of the most popular, namely Menlyn Park and Brooklyn Mall. Both are great spots for anyone looking to part with a few Rand, with a mix of local

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  9. The place where Nelson Mandela was inaugurated

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    The place where Nelson Mandela was inaugurated

    Feb052010

    (February 2nd) I have to say, it's been a bit of a culture shock, walking along jacaranda-lined avenues where all the houses are advertising their security systems along with their fortified fences. But walking around I've not had any problems at all

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  10. A soccer stadium and a seriously delicious sandwich

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    A soccer stadium and a seriously delicious sandwich

    Feb052010

    (February 1st) There's still a bit of work going on at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium but it’s still a very impressive site. A stadium that's been used both for rugby and soccer, it's getting a major make-over for the World Cup.

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