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  1. Cape Town's neighbourhoods

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

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    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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  3. 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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  4. Table Mountain - Cape Town's #1 attraction

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    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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  5. Me and my car

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

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    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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  7. It was a good day

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    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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  8. A Cape Town institution

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    A Cape Town institution

    Feb012010

    Last night I went to La Med in Camps Bay for a few ‘sundowners’. No trip to Cape Town is complete without going there apparently. It was pretty hectic out there. This was also largely due to the fact that one of South Africa’s most

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  9. An afternoon I won't forget for a while

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    An afternoon I won't forget for a while

    Feb012010

    Yesterday, after watching Andy Murray get beaten in the Australian Open Final (I wanted him to win), I had an extremely enjoyable afternoon. This was because of two places I visited that I won’t forget for a very long time. I must add that I coul

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  10. Camps Bay - where the cool kids hang out

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    Camps Bay - where the cool kids hang out

    Jan312010

    Camps Bay is Cape Town’s ‘cool’ part of town. Overlooking the sea, all the bars, restaurants and nightclubs here are full of people sipping on mojitos and champagne. But I wanted to know was there anywhere somebody travelling on a bud

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