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  1. Hostelworld arrives in South Africa, Part 2

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Hostelworld arrives in South Africa, Part 2

    Feb052010

    (February 1st) I arrived in Pretoria today after two flights (Dublin to London and London to Jo’burg) and one very pleasant car ride with KG who works for my hostel's tour company.

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  2. Free sunset; free wine

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Free sunset; free wine

    Feb042010

    I sorted out permission to shoot on Robben Island today. It wasn’t easy. It took numerous phone calls and emails, but I got there in the end. Perseverance pays off! Shooting there tomorrow and recording a podcast also. Really looking forward to i

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  3. Cape Town's neighbourhoods

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Cape Town's neighbourhoods

    Feb042010

    Like every city, I like to explore the neighbourhoods. So when I was in Paris I checked out St Germain and Montmartre, and last time I was in New York I spent some time in the Lower East Side as it’s the hip place at the moment. Today I checked o

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  4. To explore Cape Town you'll need a car

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    To explore Cape Town you'll need a car

    Feb042010

    Calling all people planning a trip to Cape Town (and South Africa) – if you want to experience everything this gem of a city has to offer, you’re going to need to rent a car.

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  5. An afternoon of 'piece to cameras'

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    An afternoon of 'piece to cameras'

    Feb032010

    Brendan was right. The weather cleared up in the end. Not until around 2pm mind you, but it cleared up.

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  6. Table Mountain - Cape Town's #1 attraction

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Table Mountain - Cape Town's #1 attraction

    Feb032010

    Paris has the Eiffel Tower; Cairo has the Pyramids…Cape Town has Table Mountain. This mountain that looms over central Cape Town and numerous suburbs is unquestionably this city’s top attraction.

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  7. Me and my car

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Me and my car

    Feb032010

    Yesterday, for only the second time in my life, I drove in a foreign country. For those of you only tuning in now, that country was South Africa which is where I am at this moment in time

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  8. New video - Hostelworld.com Asks...

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Feb032010

    Hostelworld.com's latest travel is different to recent ones. This one is a 'vox pops'. For those of you not sure what that is, it's when you ask a group of people the same question(s).

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  9. Some Thai food and a quiet(ish) beer

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 1 Comments

    Some Thai food and a quiet(ish) beer

    Feb022010

    I’ve been to Thailand a few times, and last time I was there I lived on Tom Yum Soup. Last night I had the closest thing I’ve tasted to what I tasted there in a very long time. If you’re planning a trip to Cape Town and are looking fo

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  10. It was a good day

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    It was a good day

    Feb022010

    I’m just after having a really great day. After getting up at the extremely respectful hour of 8am, I answered a few emails, had my breakfast (porridge in case you were wondering) and met Nizaam, my tour guide for the day.

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